Tristan Frencken in brief
Tristan Frencken (1977) graduated cum laude from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2004. Shortly afterwards, he won the René Smeets Foundation’s Melkweg Prize and the Eindhovens Dagblad Public Award. In 2008, he was nominated for the Dutch Design Award and four years later he was nominated for the Dutch Material Award.
Today, his design agency is located in the heart of Den Bosch, where he works with a team of four enthusiastic co-workers, each of whom brings a different set of talents to the table. He gives his co-workers the freedom to complete their tasks in their own unique way. It is Tristan’s vision that you arrive at the best designs and creations by combining various talents and delegating responsibility to your employees. Some of Tristan’s recent, successful designs, which were created in this way, include: the Bent chairs and side table, the Sqround dining table, the Bubble cabinet and the Twister lamp. Not only in the Netherlands but also beyond its borders, his designs are seen as ‘Out Of the Box’ and ‘No Nonsense’ with an occasional wink. In short: Dutch design at its best.
The added value of good design is increasingly receiving recognition. As well as creating, producing and bringing his own designs to the market, Tristan is often asked by clients to come up with solutions to design issues; both for businesses, within the framework of the new method of working, and also for private individuals.