Frank De Jong is an artist and custom furniture maker with the Toronto based wood working collective ‘The Other Five’.
His passion for craft was honed in Sheridan College’s Craft & Design program where majored in furniture. He enjoys making functional objects which maintain a strong conceptual aspect, and is especially inspired by iconic furniture pieces often referencing them in his work.
Modern ideas are paired with an unconventional and exploratory use of materials to achieve Franks signature aesthetic.
Frank actively participates in various exhibitions and publications including his most recent inclusion in Lark Books ‘500 Cabinets’.
A manipulator of many medias including wood, acrylic, metal and fibre; what Frank is most enthused by is the opportunity to reclaim pre-used materials and make what was once old new again.