Bas Kortmann - Director of Studio Kortmann

Groningen - The Netherlands, 1973

Current positions

Designer (spacial, product, interaction and social design)

Artistic director and theatre maker of Theatre Group Powerboat

Lecturer WDKA

Cultural programmer


Groninger Museum: exhibition design Australia Now (1995)

Internship Artifort (1996)

Internship MAP, Melbourne Australia (1997)

Design and production at Copray & Scholten (1997-1999)

Graduated at Design Academy in Eindhoven (1998)

Start design studio ‘Brave Jongens’(1999-2000)

Start ‘Studio Kortmann’ (2000)

Start ‘Theatergroep Powerboat’ (2001)

Start designers club ‘LINK-ontwerpers’ (2001) Chairman ‘02 until ‘04

Lecturer at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam - dept. Spacial Design and Product Design (2004 - current)

Graduation advisor at Piet Zwart Institute, dept. Retail Design, Rotterdam (2012)

Curator, designer and co-initiator Urban Living Room (2012 - current)


Chamber of Commerce:    52200582, Rotterdam - The Netherlands

Tax nr.:                107423820B01

Bankaccount:            NL63ABNA0601921577

In name of:             B I Kortmann, Rotterdam


Bas Kortmann works under Studio Kortmann label since 2000. The first years after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven, working for Bob Copray and Stefan Scholten (Scholten & Baijings), Droog Design, Jan Konings, Jurgen Bey, Schie 2.0 and Hella Jongerius, designing objects like the free range kitchen and the Chest Box. For Jurgen Bey he developed and produced the Tree Trunk Bench and the Garden Bench. After establishing Theatre Group Powerboat with his wife and actrice Fokka Deelen in 2001, he had - amongst others - Maarten Baas as intern.

Kortmann enjoys working with a variety of disciplines, continuous on the lookout for  relationships and common grounds. He combines his work as designer, theatre maker and teacher to develop a broad vision of the various disciplines.

Coolhaven 600, 3024 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands - tel. +31 (0)10 4773864 - cel. +31(0)6 10288664

Bas Kortmann - photo Fred Ernst 2012


Coolhaven 600, 3024 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands - tel. +31 (0)10 4773864 - cel. +31(0)6