Ernst Koning is a product designer working under his own label ‘Ilias Ernst’.
He designs a wide variety of products including furniture, cash and deposit machines and lighting products, for companies such as Gispen, Hollands Licht, Geldmaat, Puik Design and Lande.

Products by Ilias Ernst are designed to last for generations and express a timeless simplicity, often with a surprising edge.

With a commitment to sustainability and future proof production, Ernst
is often involved in the product development phase.  Ernst assists in sourcing sustainable materials and considers production methods that
meet the client’s production demands while at the same time allowing for cost efficient production. Ernst engages his clients in this process and shares his perspective on sustainable and efficient production.

“Working on the interface of functionality, aesthetics and sustainability is what I enjoy the most.”





  • Dutch Design week 2011
  • Dilmos Gallery 2011 Milan
  • Light and Reflection Belgium 2012
  • Toonkamer Utrecht 2012
  • Design District 2012
  • Design Plus Award 2012 Frankfurt
  • IF Concept Design Award
  • Design Route 030
  • Inside Design Amsterdam 2012
  • Design ACT December 2012 Moscow
  • May Design Series London 2013
  • 100 % Design London 2013
  • Design District 2016