Dutch Profiles: Gilian Schrofer

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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.

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.

Video 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, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix

Commissioned by DutchDFA

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  • Dutch Profiles

    Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.