You have no idea how much Johan wishes there were a few more boys on his team. Don’t get us wrong, he likes all the females, but sometimes he just wants to kick back with a beer, and not talk about feelings. And have ketchup in the fridge. It’s not a lot to ask. That’s why he's so glad Koen joined the team, and why on some days, he’s extra happy to be on the road. He drives his Volvo to all corners of the country to campaign our different way of working and our magnificent products. Also, minor thing, he co-founded the brand and he’s the boss. He and Femke form the spearpoint of Frankly Amsterdam, the rock on the top of the pyramid. He will always be watching over the interest of the brand, the future of the company, and is willing to protect it with all 2.05 meters of him. Daring, excited, and sharp as a knife, this self-taught hustler doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Like a full-on namechange after 7 years of growth for instance. In fact, there’s a good chance he’ll have come up with the crazy idea himself.
Call the big boss for a meeting, collaboration, sales or otherwise. He’s friendly. Really.
Send Johan a message: [email protected]
Back in the day, young career-maker Femke quickly acquired all the skills she needed to found her own company in textiles. Business school? Check. Director of a big textile company? Check. Found the right partner in business and in life? Check. Commercial chief Johan and businesswoman slash textile-fanatic Femke founded Fem Home together when she was pregnant with their daughter. It was a dream coming true in many aspects, and a whirlwind of madness in some. But Femke has found that these two things often go hand in hand. Daily, she carefully balances the challenges of running your own company and being a mom of two. She delegates and redirects as needed, keeping in mind the grand scheme of things while paying close attention to the details of every move made. She forms the soul of the company: the respectful elegance and uncompromising allegiance she brings to the table are evident in every fibre of the company and make for a beautiful and trustworthy brand.
Besides being the face and representative of the brand, dealing with architects and other special requests is Femke’s forte. Call her if you want something extraordinary and she’ll make that happen for you.
Send Femke a message: [email protected]
This little firecracker takes aesthetics and interior very seriously. With Anouk, it’s all about grace, style, and the tiny little details that make the whole. No wonder she and Frankly Amsterdam make a good fit. After a couple of years of charming our dealers, architects and customers alike she now moved on to the creative side of business. She uses her keen eye and her love for materials, colors and design to consult and create. She is all about feeling comfortable in your own skin, and frankly, she likes hers covered in tattoos. You can trust Anouk to listen closely and always speak her mind, gently but clearly. She is one of those people that will never cease to surprise. She’s a walking paradox. With her fingernails perfectly polished, she blasts Tupac on the weekends and drives her bosses car like she rides her motorcycle: fearless, with true grit and just a little bit mischievous.
Anouk is the one to call about creative matters. Whatever they may be. Call her, she’ll hook you up.
Send Anouk a message: [email protected]
Sometimes, managing to gleefully handle all internal business for Frankly Amsterdam can be as tough as walking in 20cm heels. On a balancing beam. In the rain. Lisa can do both. This versatile lady aims to assist our customers and bosses our logistic team around Europe on a daily basis. She is basically the driving force behind our day-to-day affairs and she never quits, like the powerhouse she is. We’re serious, the woman barely takes a vacation. But when she does, she disappears to Italy for a couple of weeks, and comes back with the best wines of every region in the trunk.
Lisa is the one you talk to when you have questions about our products or your order. She knows everything.
Send Lisa a message: [email protected]
She may look innocent, but you could not be more wrong. That’s just the perfectly applied make-up and the biological blessing that is her freckles. This new girl is as Dutch as they come. Meaning that she calls things like she sees them and she doesn’t beat around the bush. With her down to earth attitude she shakes things off quite easily. It also means that she lives her life like she wants to. And let me tell you. What a life that is. Festivals, friends, vino. Sneakers, sunshine, and bright colored scooters that take her wherever she wants to go. After studying hospitality and working in the world of print, she now graces us with her presence next to Lisa. She aids customers, writers orders and quotations, and skillfully manages projects, production and presentation. Quick, kind, and very very frank.
Call Marjon for help with your order, invoice, quotation or anything else. She has it all under control.
Send Marjon a message: [email protected]
We’d like to introduce the youngest Burgundian you ever did meet: Cem. The first thing about him that you need to know is how to pronounce his name. It’s Jam, as in Jamboree, or Jim with an a. The second, more important thing you need to know about this enterprising young man is that he only has 2 gears in his arsenal. High speed, and hibernation. When he works, he works hard. Aim to shoot, shoot to score. From working in hospitality, to selling high-end furniture: this guy doesn’t mess around. However, when it’s time to sleep, he will happily snooze for over an hour. Because when it’s time to relax, he relaxes hard too. Drink in hand, snack in mouth, shoes off, feet up. Enjoying the good life like he was born for it. Plus he bronzes like a pro. Lastly, probably the most important one, Cem knows what he wants. And he is not afraid to go after it.
Cem will be assisting clients, writing orders and answering questions from the office. In time he will join Koen and Anouk in the field visiting showrooms and dealers all over the country.
Send Cem a message: [email protected]
Inge was there from the very beginning. Inge helped Femke set up Fem Home. She was the creative force behind the brand, which she helped guide to adulthood with her careful approach and her signature chilled-out, calm-as-the-sea attitude. On many Frankly-fronts she has battled some kind of war. Production, branding and now even finances. She is a jack of all trades, and she will probably always be involved in some part of the company. Inge is also Johan’s no-bullshit, never-whiny sister, with the long legs and the friendly face. This character of hers is sure gonna come in handy now that her second baby is born. Ing, we’re so excited for you, and we hope you come back to set us straight very soon.
For questions about financial matters, talk to Inge. She can tell you all about it. But not right now, because she’s just had a baby, fool.
Send Inge a message: [email protected]
It’s a boy! And his name is Koen. We imported him fresh out of Limburg, and boy, are we happy that he’s here, providing some much needed testosteron to the team. Koen grew up in the world of interior, and happens to speak the German language fluently. He is the prince of the motor racing tracks, where he’s been winning throphies since he was only a little boy. This is also where he fell, broke his foot, and showed up for his very first job-interview on crutches. Luckily this super trooper has a high threshold for pain. He remains calm, shrugs it off with a laugh, and has his eye on the next challenge. Because when he plays, he plays to win. Which coincidently comes in quite handy with this new jobdescription. Within a couple of days he managed to show all the girls in the office what he is made of. He assured them that he will not go down without a fight. And that he will happily take any extra “kroketten” off their hands at lunch.
Koen will be on the road to visit dealers and showrooms all over the country. He listens to Koen, Coen, Roel, Sir or just “hey you there”. That works too.
Send Koen a message: [email protected]
Long dark hair and big brown eyes that she keeps close on everything in sight. Marlous likes to be in control. With a bubbly deliberation, she divides her attention evenly between creativity and efficiency. The products that she develops must be functional, feel incredible, and look beautiful. In that order. Finished down to the last detail, and quickly please, if at all possible. With that attitude, she fits the Frankly Amsterdam team perfectly, where she cheerfully and sharply turns the brand’s creative wheel. As well as she can, and then a little better. Sometimes she needs to be reminded that “very good” is also good enough. Then, all she needs to wind down is to take a yoga class, drink a good glass of wine and eat a plate of delicious food. Before her plate is empty, she is secretly already looking forward to the next meal.
Slight but harmless controlfreak Marlous takes care of the presentations and the development of the collection. You can also contact her for questions about specials, communication and branding. She is sweet, you’ll love her, trust us.
Send Marlous a message: [email protected]
There is a fresh breath of air going around our Frankly Amsterdam head quarters, and his name is Jelle. The timing for this technical genius to arrive couldn’t have been more perfect. Evolving Frankly was in serious need of a designer skilled like this one. Although, modest as he is, he would never brag about his skills. Meeting Jelle is always a pleasant experience, he is the type of person to make you feel comfortable from the get-go. Whether you’re the Queen, or the garbage collector, you can be sure to count on an equal amount of respect. This down to earth, no-nonsense guy is all about action over small talk. He prefers to put work into everything he does best and let the results speak for itself. At Frankly Amsterdam we like a bit of a challenge, ‘God knows we do’. So, Jelle now dives into every task given, headfirst but ever efficiently. We did however find out that there are also things that Jelle would rather skip, like writing long paragraphs or actually; grammar entirely. He’d chose to stick to his own expertise. We know for a fact that Jelle can achieve under pressure, like proposing to his boyfriend. In Disneyland. In front of the entire family. No, he is not easily frightened, our Jelle. His boyfriend fortunately said yes, which will make him the very first of the Franklies to put a ring on his finger. What a lucky guy.
Call Jelle for any technical questions, special designs or projects. He won’t let you down.
Send Jelle a message: [email protected]
The latest addition to the team has been a silent one. Mylouschka came in with an elegant look and a friendly face. She has a feminine appearance. Calm and stylish are words that describe her in the most natural way. But please don’t be mistaken for this woman is on a mission. A determined one to be exact. She did not took no for an answer, even though there wasn’t a single free desk at our office. At Frankly we appreciate an approach like this. And so we quickly made some space, cut her name short, and took note of her lunch preferences. Always ready to party and not easily impressed by cheeky jokes, we adopted Mylou as one of our own. Despite her calmness and modest character she isn’t afraid to stand by her motto “keep it going!”. Doing so she executes her projects with each detail delicately placed.
Mylou always listens closely and has an eye for quality. She is the curator of everything nice. Call her for help in creative projects, she is excited to dive in!
Send Mylou a message: [email protected]