“I seek to create a body of work that reflects contemporary society, the times we live in. My more engaged and artistic approach to design can be found in gallery pieces and autonomous art projects in the public domain. On the other hand our studio is aimed at working with a broad range of clients and brands to create outstanding design projects infused with Tjep. soul.”
Notable news: in October 2020 Tjep. wins the National Staal Award in the category Special Projects for Zwerm Eindhoven.
Frank Tjepkema (born 1970) is a Dutch designer based in Amsterdam. He started his award winning design agency Tjep. in 2001 and works in a broad variety of disciplines including sculpture, architecture, interior design, product design and jewellery. He has provoked audiences worldwide through his art and exhibition pieces, such as the Bronze Age Furniture, Recession Chair, Bling Bling and Oogst. Frank is an early collaborator of Droog and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Cooper Hewitt in New-York. Recently Tjep. has delivered a variety of major sculptural projects in public space such as Zwerm in Eindhoven and Air Cells in Amsterdam.