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Gilian Schrofer is responsible for some of Holland’s most remarkable interiors – ranging from the ultra modern and globally renowned Supperclub, to more timeless, classic designs like café Morlang.
Although very distinct and diverse, they all share a sense of contemporary sophistication. But for Schrofer, merely looking hip is not good enough.
Prior to his interior design career, Gilian Schrofer was a successful chef, a patissier and the owner of a catering company.
In 2004 Schrofer left Concrete, the interior design company that he co-founded – and started a new company: Concern. Among numerous other assignments, Concern designed the impeccable interiors for the advertising agency Roorda, in Amsterdam.
Alongside his design work, Gillian Schrofer continually strives to up the ante of the design discipline across the board - teaching at several academies and as a board-member on various committees.
Although he recognizes the conceptual strength of Dutch design, Schrofer believes that a good concept is only the beginning.
Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries about architects and graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands, commissioned by DutchDFA. The shorts are meant to spread freely over the web, but also to be shown as part of lectures, exhibitions and business presentations. “Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practice of Dutch designers, telling the story behind some of those well-known images,” says commissioner Christine de Baan, programme director of Dutch Design Fashion Architecture. Dutch Profiles includes interviews with, among others: MVRDV, 2012 Architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Gerard Unger, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star.
CREDITS Director: Sarah Domogala, Camera: Aage Hollander, Sound: Wouter Veldhuis, Editing: Maurik de Ridder, Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music, Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering, Producer Submarine: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Production assist: Liselot Francken, Produced by Submarine, Commissioned by DutchDFA