Remco Van Der Velden and Etienne Dekkers became friends while studying industrial design at Eindhoven Design Academy. After graduating, they worked as strategic product designers on projects for Nokia, Samsung and Philips. In 2005, driven by an urge to create, they set out on their own path and founded Ontour.
Part of a new wave of Dutch designers they began with a shared intuition about products and ideas. Over the past 10 years, they have developed this vision into a brand with a distinct design signature. All along their ambition remains: to make modern, accessible design.
In 2015 the company relocated from its hometown, Eindhoven, to Amsterdam. After launching a new online shop and expanding the team, Ontour continues the next step in its journey.