Frank Tjepkema born in 1970, grew up in Geneva, Brussels and New York. In 1989, he later moved to the Netherlands where he studied industrial design. His diverse background is reflected in his works as it ranges from elements of classically antique to overall modern. I first spotted some of his creations while looking over the new design for the pizzeria Restaurant Fabbrica in Bergen. To dine, you step up and into these unfinished train cabins for a cozy experience where the small details, such as the hanging chandeliers, create a sharp contrasts to the otherwise laid back decor. The design is quite simple, yet beautiful all the same, as the remaining areas, opened up by tall windows and glass ceiling, feature more of a rustic charm. On the walls, very large industrial wooden containers where placed that not only serve as a visual feature, but they also hold all the wood needed to fuel the pizzeria ovens.
His designs don’t stop at just interior, Tjepkema, who named his company Tjep, also has a furniture line and jewelry collection that feature items that are anything but the typical. Just have a look! You can check out his website to see more of his eclectic collection.