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.
“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?”
Domus Academy semi-finalists of The Mark Challenge 2019
Domus Academy semi-finalists of The Mark Challenge 2019 description.
Domus Academy former student wins a Gold Award
Defne Koz, Domus Academy Master in Product Design former student, wins the Gold Award at German Design Award 2019
Domus Academy alumnus finalist at Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Chen Min, Master in Product Design 2008 alumnus among the finalists of Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Cora Bellotto @ “The Next Green Talents” exhibition
Cora Bellotto, Master in Fashion Design alumna, selected for “The Next Green Talents” exhibition