Frank Tjepkema

By Zahid Sardar / Published by Dwell
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Frank Tjepkema founded his industrial design firm, Tjep., in Amsterdam in 2001 and has since produced objects in scales from minute to massive. On the tinier end of the spectrum, he has designed conceptual but wearable jewelry for Dutch design leaders Gijs Bakker and Marijke Vallanzasca. On the larger side, he's completed commercial interiors ranging from restaurants to airport kiosks.
The wood-and-steel dining environment features two facing banquettes with hollow backs that house storage.

The wood-and-steel dining environment features two facing banquettes with hollow backs that house storage.

Frank Tjepkema’s freestanding Il Treno was first designed in 2011 as a fixed booth for Fabbrica Restaurant in Norway.

Frank Tjepkema’s freestanding Il Treno was first designed in 2011 as a fixed booth for Fabbrica Restaurant in Norway.

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Zahid Sardar

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Zahid Sardar is an author specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. He currently writes the Material World column for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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