This studio is a kind of home away from home for all of us. It's a place where we are open, creative, and free. Despite having deadlines and stressful moments, we value transparency, hard-work, and respect above all. We are self-aware and mindful. We are intense but we take moments to pause. To laugh! To reflect. To appreciate. Ultimately, to contribute to our environments and communities through great design. We have a strong moral compass firmly rooted in the belief that the things we do every day can make a tiny difference somewhere, to someone. And that a tiny drop can turn into a ripple which may turn into a wave. We take our responsibility as architects and designers seriously while making sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
We work in a flexible way: sometimes in the studio, sometimes outside in the fresh air, or in the digital land of video meetings. Some work even happens in an infinitely long Whatsapp thread between us where we share somethings and nothings, brilliant ideas and viral puppy memes. We are obsessed with creativity, and always seek ways to cultivate more of it. Our work is not prescriptive or hourly, it is human-focused and performance-based: we imagine that we are all holding up a table, each of us holding a leg. Everyone on the team needs to do their part to make sure that the table is even.
We've collaborated with top international companies big and small, and completed projects in all corners of the world. Our clients are our enablers. They allow us to make dreams come true—ours and theirs. We seek to add value to their projects and keep their best interest at heart, always. We make their problems our problems and we never just complete a task "because they asked us to" if it will not serve them well. We explore, experiment, and stretch what is possible for their projects. Want to collaborate? Contact us.
Partners Christine Djerrahian Ernst van ter Beek
Martina di Bacco
Christine Djerrahian Founder, Principal MOAQ
Christine Djerrahian founded Future Simple Studio in 2018 where she leads the design of residential, commercial, and digital projects for public and private clients. Prior to FSS, she completed international projects at NYC-based Studio Dror, A+I, and Lemay. Her past clients include Louis Vuitton, NASA, Equinox and a number of globally-renowned developers like SHVO and Doğuş. Christine is a registered Architect and holds masters degrees with honours in architecture from both McGill and Columbia Universities. She has been a guest lecturer and critic at Barnard College and Pratt University.
Ernst van ter BeekPartner, Design Director
Ernst oversees all design at FSS by toggling between the worlds of architecture, graphic and product. Prior to being a partner at FSS, Ernst was a Design Director at WeWork and Studio Dror in New York where he worked with clients including Google, Tumi, Target, Pernod Ricard, Veuve Clicquot, and the Museum of Arts & Design. His award-winning work has been recognized internationally and allows our studio to consistently defy boundaries and create memorable experiences across all mediums.
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