Tjep。(Frank Tjepkema, 1970)在日内瓦、布鲁塞尔和纽约长大。他年轻时体验了多种文化，1989年定居荷兰学习工业设计。1996年，他以优等成绩毕业于埃因霍温设计学院。Tjep。的毕业设计基于人工自然，立即引起了关注，并被选为Droog设计系列。他与Droog的关系导致了更著名的项目，如2000年的Do Break, 2004年英国航空公司在希思罗机场的行政休息室获奖，以及2006年在迈阿密海滩巴塞尔艺术博览会上展出的纹理椅，Droog与Friedman Benda画廊合作的一个项目。在最初为飞利浦设计公司工作后，Frank Tjepkema成立了自己的设计工作室Tjep。2001年与Janneke Hooymans合作。Tjep。’s field of work has developed to include products, furniture, accessories (such as the famous Bling Bling medallion), interior design and interior architecture for a multitude of restaurants, such as the widely acclaimed Restaurant Fabbrica in Rotterdam and shops such as the recently opened House of Tulips at Schiphol Airport. Tjep’ s work can be found in the world’s most influential galleries such as Moss in New-York (Bling Bling, Heartbreak...) all the way to the shelves of your refrigerator (Waater bottle). Frank has taught and lectured at various design academies in the Netherlands and abroad: Design Academy Eindhoven, the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (head of department 2001/ 2004), Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, Iceland Academy of The Arts Reykjavik, The Acadia Summer Arts Program Maine USA. He has also lectured in a.o. Japan (Nagoya Design Center), Malaysia, Spain and Hungary. His work is part of several major design collections at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Art and Design in New-York, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Museum’t Kruithuis in Den Bosch, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. Other significant exhibitions include Design Contre Design at the Grands Palais in Paris in 2007 and the Fragiles Collection presented in Miami in 2007 and Dubai in 2008. Work has also been presented during a multitude of exhibitions in Japan, United States, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden.... Coverage on Tjep. has been published in most leading design magazines and newspapers around the world such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Abitare, Elle decoration, Icon, The New York Times, Items, Metropolis, Identity Matters, Washignton Post, +81, Sleazenation. Related fields of work also include being member of the board of the Premsela Foundation, being part of an examination commission at the Dutch Foundation for Art and Design and being juror for the Dutch Design Awards and the Françoise van der Bosch Award.