Geert Koster

Master in Design, 1985

Current role: Designer at Studio, Koster

Bio

Geert Koster was born in Groningen, Netherlands, in 1961. He graduated from the Academie Minerva in Groninngen in 1984 and earned his Master in Design at Domus Academy in Milan in 1985.

Since then, Geert has worked in Italy, where he collaborated with Studio Michele De Lucchi as part of the group “Solid,” and co-founded the ecological design group O2. For Studio De Lucchi, he worked on displays, interior design, and corporate identity for Abet Laminati, the Groninger Museum, the “Citizen Office” exhibition for Vitra, the Artemide showroom in Shanghai, the Ettore Sottsass Exhibition for Cosmit, Mandarina Duck retail stores in Europe and Asia, and Telecom Italian exhibition booths.

In 1989 Geert opened his own Milan-based studio, which focuses on architecture, interior and furniture design, and industrial design. He designs interiors, furniture, and objects for companies such as Belux, Cappellini, Olivetti Synthesis, Lema, Metalarte, Montis.nl, Gruppo Sintesi, Wever & Ducré, and Hidden.nl.

Quotes

“At the Academy of Arts in Holland I did my thesis on art history about Ettore Sottsass, which made me decide to apply for Domus Academy in 1984. Thanks to this experience and to the collaboration with Michele De Lucchi I could later on curate and design an exhibition. It has been a great honor to do this work with master Ettore. My favourite anecdote about Ettore Sottsass: I am a designer and I like designing things. What else can I do? Go fishing?”

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