After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Art Academie, Sander worked for several architecture offices such as OMA and Van Bergen Kolpa before setting up his own design studio in 2009. He is passionate about creating places where materials and colours,  light and shadow, tactility and textures play an important part. These ingredients help form Studio van der Poort’s unique design vision, and have been instrumental in creating and collaborating on graphic and interior design projects in The Netherlands and beyond. His portfolio now boasts a broad variety of residential, office and hospitality projects.


× 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


Studio van der Poort is an internationally operating design studio with over ten years of hands-on experience, specialized in creating customized interior design concepts for high quality retail, workspaces, hospitality and private residences. The designs stand out because of their focus on the user and their tactility; creating a fitting, unique atmosphere for each client is our main goal. Studio van der Poort mixes materials of various textures and colours to create interiors which are layered with depth and have a personal and warm atmosphere.

We aim for a personal approach, as it is our believe that a good relationship with our clients deliver better and more enjoyable results. For our interior projects we collaborate with builders, manufacturers and also other designers to get our concepts to the next level. We often mix new furniture with existing, vintage pieces and personal objects to create highly personalized spaces.