Frederik Rombach was born in Leuven, Belgium. At 4 years the family left for Johannesburg, South Africa where Frederik grew up untill his 14th. Then the family moved to the Netherlands. Frederik went to school and college where he obtained his civil engineering degree. From his 17th year onwards Frederik left to travel and work spending time living and working in San Diego California with renowned artist James Hubbell and his son Drew Hubbell. Frederik spent a year in Mexico travelling and working teaching english in exchange for spanish lessons.
Returning to the Netherlands he studied architecture for a number of years in Amsterdam. During his studies his work shifted to theatre where he worked with composers and dancers a number of times, twice in collaboration with Paul Oomen for the prestegious Oerol festival.
Frederik took on a number of small commissions for Alberts and van Huut in Amsterdam before moving to Arnhem where he joined the artists colony KW37. Here he lived and worked from a gypsy wagon for a number of years.
The move to Antwerp signalled a new form of professionalism with the opening of the first Rombachs shop. Rombachs is now selling exclusive glass work ranging from the old techniques of stained glass to glass blown lamps, vases and other glass objects.