Floris Hovers (1976) lives and works in Raamsdonksveer (NL), where he also grew up. After a basic course in architecture and a course 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 by their disarming simplicity. No abstract minimalism, but the end result of a long 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 must be legible and recognisable.