photo: Henri Verhoef
Frederike Top has her own design studio, based in Amsterdam (NL).
She designs for both interior and public space with the medium light, her work varies from interior products (lighting) to outdoor installations.
Besides creating products for various design labels and private persons Frederike works for different companies (Rabobank, Nationale Nederlanden, De Nederlandse Opera), educational institutions, museums, housing organizations, hotels and municipalities.
Her work has a playful character and often invites interaction. She aims to create a poetic atmosphere within the spaces she designs for, allowing small interventions to create a major impact. Products of her making have an extra dimension, providing small surprises that will only be discovered as they are used. Frederike often works in the field of social design and loves to participate during the design process.
“The surroundings, together with its users, play a major part in my designs, I design for them. For the experience, to look at and for practical use.”
Frederike graduated in 2007 as Product Designer at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and directly started her design studio. Since 2015 she combines her design work with the function of Course Leader at the Product Design department at the Willem the Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.
Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10 - unit 7
1065 AS Amsterdam