What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
I think it just grew on me, as a boy I was always creating boats and planes with lego and I was always drawing. You just had to put me in a corner with pen and paper and I could amuse myself for ours.
Where did you study design?
The Design Academy in Eindhoven
What was the first thing you designed?
The first redesigns I did on my bikes but my first real design was my bed in shape of an abstract coffin (sorry, I was young and foolish).
my first serious design ( maybe better to be quoted ) was a small wall fixture consisting out of a small base and 5 flame-like shades.
How do you define good design?
Good design serves a purpose for humanity.
Good design is one in concept to final design and material.
What would you be if not a designer?
I have been a bike messenger, which I would like to do again if I wasn’t a designer.
My other option is to be an architect, currently I am already focusing on interior design. I think it gives me more opportunities to create an experience.
Which design of yours are you most proud of and why?
the winge cupboard : it shows a new perspective on using a cupboard while maintaining its function and, more important its stately identity.
The structure is fully self-supportive, the shelves, doors, top, bottom and back are all dependent on each other.
Anything in your career you wish you’d done differently?
no, I think everything is a result of what you have done, I am happy were I am right now so I am happy with what I have done so far.
Which designers do you most admire?
Charles and Ray Eames, the Bouroullec bros. and Constantin Gcric
Which product do you wish you’d designed/do you think is an example of good design?
the Valentine Typewriter from Olivetti, it shows function fully integrated in the design resulting in a timeless design.
Tell me about your design style at home?
At home I have some design classics ( i.e. LCW ) combined with vintage, ikea and some of my own designs.