About us

Koen Meerkerk (29) and Hugo de Boon (30) are a Rotterdam based designer duo, graduated from the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam.

With a passion for creating value to things which have been labelled useless, the duo has placed themselves in todays circular economy. Facing and solving problems from a designer point of view. With a bachelors degree in spatial design, the two young designers have placed their focus on the development of materials.


They moved into their new workplace in Bluecity where they work together with other circular businesses towards a zero waste economy.

The vision here at Fruitleather Rotterdam is not only to spread awareness of the food waste issue, but also to show how waste in general can be used in a positive way.