Fabrique (the Netherlands)
Fabrique develops visions, helps its clients think about strategies, branding, and innovation and realises designs, preferably cutting straight through the design disciplines, so that the traditional borders between graphic design, industrial design, spatial design and interactive media are sometimes barely recognisable. In the agency’s vision, this cross media approach is the only way to create apparently simple solutions for complex and relevant issues. Fabrique works for clients throughout Europe (among others 3Suisses in France and the Design Museum in London) and India (the City of Agra).
In the past 15 years, the agency received over 150 international awards, among others 35 IF’s, 15 Red Dot’s and 14 European Design Awards. In May 2015 the agency got a prestigious Webby Award for their Design of the website of the London Design Museum.
Speaker: Jeroen van Erp
Jeroen van Erp graduated from the Faculty Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands in 1988. In 1992, he was one of the founders of Fabrique in Delft, which positioned itself as a multidisciplinary design bureau. He established the interactive media department in 1994, focusing upon developing websites for the world wide web – brand new at that time.
Under Jeroen’s joint leadership, Fabrique has grown through the years into a multifaceted design consultancy. It currently employs more than 100 staff of artists, engineers and storytellers working for a wide range of customers: from supermarket chain Albert Heijn to the Rijksmuseum. Fabrique is one of the leading companies in the field of design in the Netherlands. The agency also opened a studio in Amsterdam in 2008 and one in Rotterdam in 2012.
Jeroen is currently innovation strategist. He has also been closely involved in various projects as art director and designer, recently for Schiphol, ING Bank and the Dutch Design Week. He is a guest lecturer for various courses, he’s a member of the executive board of the CRISP research program and a board member of the BNO, the Dutch Designers Association.
Between 2012 and January 2016 he was a member of the Topteam Creative Industries. In this role he was among others responsible for the international ambitions of the sector. He was closely involved in developing the extensive Germany program that aims for more collaboration between Dutch creative industries and German (creative) companies.
In November 2015 he was appointed as a professor of concept design at the Faculty Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of technology.