Rolf (Dutch) was educated at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands and graduated in two departments: architecture and urban planning. Almost immediately after graduation he started his own architecture agency in the city of Utrecht where he allready lived during his studies. Assignments mainly consisted of reconstructions, expansions, extensions and transformations. In 2003 Rolf together with Marnix van der Meer founded a new agency: Zecc Architects.The assignments got bigger and allthough also projects for newly built houses and buildings were developed and realised, the emphasis remained on the reconstruction and transformation of existing ones such as a watertower, churches and schools.
Beginning of 2009 Studio Rolf.fr was founded to be able to focus entirely on the designing of furniture and products. The theme of transformation of the architecture is now translated and applied to this field of working: existing furniture is being transformed and given new functionality, esthetetic quality and lifespan. What the transformation in essence comes down to is, like in architecture, the creating of a symbiosis between existing and newly added elements, parts and materials.