OPERA Amsterdam

co-founder, owner, design director 1989-2013

I am co-founder, and was owner, director and senior designer OPERA Amsterdam from 1989 until 2013. I was overall accountable, together with Frans Bevers, for all projects in OPERA’s portfolio, both creative and commercial. Being at the helm for more than 20 years, we built OPERA Amsterdam into a leading design firm with a substantial international portfolio with prestigious projects. OPERA Amsterdam is a strong, close-knit and passionate team of interior designers, architects, multimedia designers, graphic designers and project managers. Today OPERA Amsterdam is successfully lead by the new owners/directors.

A few momentous projects are: Kensington Palace London, Victoria Revealed – Emma Children’s Hospital Amsterdam, interiors – Victoria & Albert Museum London, Ceramics Study Gallery, Cult of Beauty and At Home in Renaissance Italy – Permanent displays and interiors for Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Noord Brabants Museum Den Bosch, Museum TwentseWelle Enschede, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden and BredeVeark in Copenhagen – Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, exhibitions Oman and Afghanistan – HEMA retailconcept – MOMA New York Garden Cafe – Abu Dhabi Authority of Cultural Heritage – National Museum of Korea, Seoul

Photography by numerous photographers