Floris Hovers (1976) lives and works in Raamsdonksveer (NL), where he also grew up. After a basic engineering course and training in advertising and presentation techniques, he graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2004. In 2006 he founded his own design studio.
The designs of Floris Hovers - furniture, lighting and miniatures - surprise through their disarming simplicity. No abstract minimalism, but the end result of a lengthy process of reduction. What remains is the essence - an almost cartoonish composition of form, construction and colour. Achieved in an interplay between man and machine. Many of his products betray a somewhat naive, playful approach. My designs have to be legible and recognizable'.