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Sander van der Poort

After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Art Academie I worked for international architecture offices such as OMA and Van Bergen Kolpa before setting up my own design studio in 2009. I’m passionate about cities, colours, light and shadow, art, movies, nature, travelling for inspiration, cartography, interior design, furniture design, product design, beautiful graphics and illustration. These interests help form Studio van der Poort’s unique design vision, and have been instrumental in creating and collaborating on graphic and interior design projects internationally and here in The Netherlands. Our portfolio now boasts a broad variety of interiors for offices and restaurants as well as printed and digital design communication.


× Levi’s
× Dazed & Confused magazine
× Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
× Dag van de Romantische Muziek
× Happy Streets Rotterdam
× Brand Urban Agency
× Stichting Cultuurbrigade
× Horvat & Partners
× Yogaground
× Open Streets
× Parking Day Rotterdam
× Gemeente Rotterdam (Municipality of Rotterdam)
× Icento (Peopleware)
× Vereniging Deltametropool
× Kipgallery Rotterdam
× Flextep


We really enjoy collaborating and have worked with many other designers over the last few years. With Sophie Duran we organised exhibitions as DURAN//VANDERPOORT,  providing a platform for young and upcoming designers to show and sell work to a wider international audience. We curated shows in two art galleries in Rotterdam and at the Chelsea Museum in New York.

With urban designer David Dooghe we took part in several competitions, designing a pedestrian bridge on the Amstel River in Amsterdam and a mixed-use building in Rotterdam city centre, for which we were nominated. This project was called Plug ’n Play Rotterdam and focussed on embedding new buildings in existing urban structures.

We have also collaborated with local artists and our neighbours on projects throughout Rotterdam to improve the quality of several areas in Rotterdam during the demolition and renovation of buildings.