Product designer from Amsterdam
Ernst Koning, the founder of Ilias Ernst, is a product designer who lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied industrial design in Utrecht and founded his own studio after graduating in 2011. He has worked with renowned companies such as Heineken, KLM, Gispen, Puik Art and Cartoni Design. Koning likes to be inspired by ordinary objects and uses this inspiration to create functional and sophisticated products that express simplicity and creativity with a surprising nuance.
For Koning, a successful object must firstly arouse curiosity and secondly combine design with functionality. He likes to use his creativity to develop products that serve several purposes.
"The combination of functionality and design is what I like the most." Ernst Koning
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