For a little over a decade, Amsterdam-based design studio Erjan Borren has made its unique mark on a plethora of residences, offices and public spaces in all corners of the globe. The studio stands out from the crowd with its intuitive application of solely authentic materials. But also with the furniture and outstanding art that it specially sources for each project, which all comes together to subtly lend spaces an identity of their own. Erjan Borren is also an art historian, and his keen eye and boundless knowledge of the field bring an extra dimension to his interior design. It goes without saying that interiors should be attractive, distinctive and comfortable, but Borren always seeks a certain nonchalance, adding another complementary layer to a space. Authenticity that gives an interior depth, whether it’s a classical design for a country house or contemporary chic for a modern urban apartment. His furniture stems from his interior design work: its genesis lies as much in space as in shape, and responds to a question posed by its future use. Borren’s furniture is alive with European elegance and refinement, the very same that also characterises his interiors.