Floris Hovers (1976) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2004. In 2006, he started his own design studio. Hovers strives for work that is not complex in nature, but is still capable to incite surprise and sympathy. Hovers’ designs have a recognition factor because they refer to times past and are almost iconic. This way, Hovers’ products often explain themselves as to how they were made. The ‘readability’ is of essential importance for his designs. Hovers mostly produces his designs himself, and he cherishes the entire process from idea to end product while doing this. In a sense, he sees the designer as a craftsman who can produce their own designs and is not dependent on someone else in that respect. Consequently, he often initiates his own projects to be self-sufficient.
The Bottle Boat, a design from Hovers and added to our collection in 2011, was selected for the cover of the book ‘Think Dutch’ in 2013, a great accomplishment. This co-publication from Frame Publishers and Daab Media discusses conceptual architecture and design in the Netherlands and describes 456 projects and products which are developed by the most creative minds of our time. These projects and products impressively present new insights and future-oriented visions.