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ISHI

MILAN

APRIL
2017

 

Roderick Vos: 'The Ishi table has a oval sculptured legs combined with a wing shaped wooden table top.The shape of the wooden table top has a smoothly flowing form and both supporting crossed legs do not need to be joined by a horizontal beam for stability. As a result this minimalistic dining table becomes ‘a sculpture for use’.The Ishi table and chairs have an interesting combination of merged organic and geometric forms, a typical signature of my work as a designer. Design in its most effective form is a process of trial and error. With these abstract and yet playful shapes of table and chair, I have tried to unite simplicity in shape and construction.’ 

 

http://linteloo.com/collections/ishi/

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CANDLE STICK

HEUSDEN VESTING

APRIL

2017

 

The name "candlestick" derives from the purpose of the device as a place to secure or "stick" a burning candle; candlesticks have a cup or a spike to keep the candle in place. But with this -non profit project-, our candleholder design has more symbolic means than a functional one. All earnings from this design project will go the KWF (dutch cancer society) fundraising project for cancer research.

 

‘Fight with Fred-Vecht met Fred’.

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DUNE

MILAN

APRIL

2017

 

Roderick Vos: ‘ The shape of the wooden stool for Dutch brand Linteloo almost looks like a tractor seat, which has something old fashioned and genuine at the same time. I wanted to create something that sat between a saddle and stool. Its elementary form consist of just three legs and a circular round wooden seat shaped like a men’s bottom. The shape and color of the oak ‘saddle’ reminded me of a sand dune, so that’s where the name came from. The stool and complementary wooden standing tables are completely made from oak wood.’ The Dune bar stool reminds me of something that could have been designed in the 70’s; yet at the same time, it looks fresh, modern and timeless'.

 

http://linteloo.com/collections/bar-table/

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GOLDEN NUGGET

VENLO

MARCH

2017

 

Traditional production processes are a source of inspiration for Roderick Vos. After he discovered how to fold steel, it just wouldn’t let him go. He uses the technique on the Golden Nugget, a compact side-table (gold-coloured, of course) with raised edges shaped like flower petals. Roderick Vos: ‘In the base of Golden Nugget, we’ve added a special recess for your favourite lifestyle magazines. So that you always have them close at hand. There is a Golden Nugget for everybody: in gold, or in one of the powder colours in the Batch series (Azurite, Amethyst, Raven, Papyrus and Oxide).

 

https://www.pode.eu/nl/collectie/tafels/golden-nugget

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GLOSS

VENLO

FEBRUARY

2017

 

Gloss has an elegance that can’t be denied. Moreover, every table has a unique natural fingerprint. The lovely grain in the birch tabletop is naturally what catches the eye in these stylish tables. Several layers of varnish are applied to the tabletop, giving it a fascinating depth, gloss and warmth. Gloss is available in four different formats, from salon table to handy side-table. The heights also differ, so you can create the perfect nest of tables.


https://www.pode.eu/en/collection/tables-en/gloss

 

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COLOURS

IMM COLOGNE

JANUARY

2017

 

This was our first international presentation in Cologne with Dutch furniture brand PODE. . We wanted to show as much new products as possible, but we were very limited in the amount of square meters. In order to  avoid ‘visual chaos’’, we decided to split the 9 by 9 meter platform in 4 ‘parts’. By  displaying different designs per room, in a different colouring scheme, we created  visual harmony .We decided to put the walls in a 35 degree angle, and creating 4 different architectural views of the stand per each side. From the hallway one experienced 4 total different looks from each corner. The colours were inspired by paintings of Edward Hopper.

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REAL MARBLE ?

IMM COLOGNE

DECEMBER
2017

 

With today's infinite stone look-alike products and the overwhelming amount of information on the web, it's easy to become confused when trying to compare marble tiles and ceramic tiles. The new ceramic slabs I now use for the HUX project, are composed of clay and inorganic materials that are oven dried and glazed. Its durable, and with these 6mm thin ceramic slabs we were able to create a wonderful thin looking table top. 

 

https://www.pode.eu/nl/collectie/tafels/hux

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Grid

HEUSDEN VESTING

NOVEMBER
2017


We are now working on a wonderful 'curio cabinet', made predominantly of thin 10 mm metal combined with 6mm sheet glass. With different modular components you now can compose your own cabinet in all kind of heights and sizes! "I wanted to play with the idea of opposite materials too; the fragile lightness of the colored glass and the massiveness and strength of the steel. Store and show your collection out of harm’s way with this great vitrine..!
 

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DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2016

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH
OCTOBER
2016


My 'One flower vase', celebrates the beauty of a single flower. This tiny porcelain vase features a water container for stability, and where the oval shaped body curves inwards we added to this form a twisted high neck. “sometimes just one modest flower vase says more than a big bouquet”. So no sad attempt anymore to stuff twelve long-stem roses into an empty two-liter waterbottle from the recycling bin…! Here’s the right vase for your unique flower.

 

http://www.sociallabel.nl/nieuws/vaas-mini/
photography: Studio Boot.
 

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CRAFTMANSHIP PAST AND PRESENT.

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

SEPTEMBER

2016


Production techniques from the past and the present are an ongoing inspiration to me. Product innovations often arise out of an understanding of materials and techniques. I believe this is where the strength of Dutch Design in general lies. Here in the Netherlands we are not just innovators when it comes to invention and creation, we also have a strong manufacturing industry. My six armed candelabra is a perfect example: made from aluminium, liquid casted in a pre-heated steel mould. Indestructible & timeless!

 

Now available through our webshop for 98,- Euro

http://www.roderickvos.nl/product/isamo

 

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DELANO

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH
AUGUST
2016

 

Thanks to their simplicity and structure, this series of hand-woven carpets form the perfect accompaniment to a sofa or chair. Delano carpets are hand-dyed which adds extra depth to the colours. The geometric relief blends into a more plainly woven accent colour at both ends, which is also found on the piping along the sides. The weave gives the Delano series a Mediterranean feel that would not look right at home on an industrial floor.

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SWELL

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH
JULY
2016

 

It’s time for glamour, warmth and style. The Art Deco-inspired SWELL series magically transforms any sofa into a warm and inviting seating area. These jacquard textiles stand out for their dynamic linear patterning, consisting of geometric shapes such as circles and vertical lines. Whether you choose a mix of pale colours or of warm, deep tones like mustard, turquoise and different reds, the combinations are real eye-catchers. The SWELL series adds a uniquely versatile touch thanks to the different patterns on both sides. Give your interior a clean, glamourous, chic and stylish look with this timeless home accessory!

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CHINESE DISPLAY SHELVE


HEUSDEN
JUNI
2016


Westerners may have used furniture before the Chinese, but once the Chinese cabinetmakers began crafting cabinets, they learned their craft and the intricacies of furniture making much better. They learned to construct wonderful designed and proportioned pieces without using nails. Pure minimalism, and as a designer I still find these ‘antiques’ very inspiring designs. The chinese made cabinets in many varieties because they wanted and valued versatility. For Dutch brand Pode I designed a store display shelve for cushions, inspired by this theme. Made out of folded metal, with curved shelved on both sides, and an hommage to the Asian minimalist craftmanship.


photography: Zebra studio
 

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YUKIKO

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH
MAY
2016

The materials for making a Japanese lantern vary: bamboo, wood, rattan, or steel wire for the frame; paper or silk for the shade. Look for example at the wonderful work of Isamo Noguchi’s light sculptures from the sixties. So why not use the old decorative concept of a lantern and translate this into a modern floor lamp made from folded, laser cut sheet metal? In the old days, lamp-shade artisans competed amongst themselves to produce lamp shades of exquisite beauty, functionality, design, and artistic decoration. This is my 21st century interpretation of the japanese lantarn. With Yukiko I explored the theme between the empowering effects of aesthetics, decoration and translucency.


photography: Studio Reflex.
 

Click here to view ''YUKIKO''. 

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TRANSIT

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

MAY

2016

 

Roderick Vos: “I love beautiful shapes, but ergonomics are always a determining factor in my designs. With the Transit model we consciously tried to get ’The best of both worlds’. So, in collaboration with the team from Pode, we took great care to create a comfortable seat. We made an armchair for the living room that simply makes you want to sit in it forever.”

TRANSIT: hopefully a new classic thanks to its authentic, timeless appeal. Time will tell.

 

photography: Zebra Fotostudios

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FOLD

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

APRIL

2016

 

Roderick Vos: “With this design I planned to make a sturdy family sofa, one that would be comfy for all the family. Designed to enjoy. Both in terms of comfort and aesthetics. By folding the upholstery fabric and keeping cuts to a minimum we arrived at this innovative, timeless sofa. Hence the name: FOLD. I am really fond of those comfortable sofas with cushions, but for this design I avoided the idea of the separate cushions, creating instead a wonderfully abstract sofa unburdened by too much detail.

 

photography: Arjan Benning

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ART DIRECTION

VENLO

MARCH

2016

 

Usually the collaboration between a manufacturer and a designer means the latter coming up with a design and the former getting to work with this design according to his own judgement. Not so with the young manufacturers at the new PODE brand. We are currently developing a complete brand, which has been a dream for years. Our work has become much more conceptual because of it. We are part of every decision regarding photography, the magazine, the website and we add designs of our own.

 

photography: Arjan Benning

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'SEASONS'

COLOGNE

JANUARY

2016

 

Claire Vos: ‘Generally speaking, carpets have a fitted border and form a clean surface in an interior.

My starting point for the ‘Seasons Collection’ was to break through this idea of a border and extend the carpet’s function beyond a mere lovely print on the floor. By placing various seating elements on the carpet, the individual colour blocks  take on their own application. This carpet invites the user to place an armchair right near the soft, deep, tufted area in the middle, and a sofa or a corner seat around the 90 degree angle in the corner. The other, rounded corners reinforce the various functions. By varying the gauge of the woollen yarns and using different heights, the ‘Seasons’ hand-tufted carpets have been given an added layer of interest.’


The “Seasons” collection has been exclusively designed for Leolux by Claire Vos.
 

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DUTCH CANDLELIGHT

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

DECEMBER

2015

 

From his early childhood, designer Roderick Vos has been fascinated with casting tin miniatures. For his EU candelabra design he chose to execute his two models, a candlestick and a 6-armed candelabra, with the casting technique, but using aluminium as his material this time. In this specific die-casting process, huge metal moulds are preheated and filled with liquid aluminium which has been heated to  800 degrees. This industrial-looking candelabra can be used for both candles or tea-lights. Simply turn the object upside down. 

 

Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

 

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DUTCH DINNER

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

NOVEMBER

2015

 

This tablecloth design explores the innate qualities of damask cloth, one of the oldest weaving patterns in the world, dating back to the Byzantine era. Thanks to a unique manufacturing method, damask is luminous, as the pattern captures and reflects the light differently than the background fabric. For her version, Claire Vos has chosen a light-grey cotton Dutch plaid that dissolves and reassembles over an expanse of dark cream-colored linen fabric. The EU tablecloths, made from 50% organic cotton and 50% organic linen, are woven in one of the oldest Dutch textile factories in the Netherlands.

 

Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

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DUTCH CHOCOLATE

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH​

OCTOBER

2015

 

The bitter drink was first introduced to Europe in 1528. Today, production and consumption of chocolate is a global affair and finding new forms for this wonderful food product has become quite a challenge, as we found out. In order to satisfy each individual’s chocolate cravings, we have created a crown-shaped figure and made five differently coloured taste combinations. The designer’s personal favourites: chocolate/espresso, strawberry/basil, white chocolate/passion fruit, orange/clove and blue-black berry/mint. http://www.shockingorange.nl

 

Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

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DUTCH TEA

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

SEPTEMBER

2015

 

While tea and history have been intertwined for thousands of years, the world’s history with the teapot is much more modern. The first ceramic teapot design hit the scene around 500 years ago. With his new EU teapot set, designer Roderick Vos has created a 21st century interpretation of brewing, pouring and savouring the ancient beverage. The unique earthenware teapot and matching teacups have been exclusively manufactured by the oldest ceramics company in the Netherlands, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum (1572), a company recognised the world around for its handmade ceramics. The wealth of expertise and skill this company has accumulated over the centuries is simply priceless.

 

Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

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DUTCH COOKIE JAR

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

AUGUST

2015

 

This design derived from my own personal fascination for an old production technique, Bakelite pressing, a combination of industrial pressing and polishing by hand. Antiques enthusiasts still clamour to enrich their collections with vintage Bakelite household items and jewellery. And with its smooth surface this Bakelite jar pays homage to one of the earliest and most adaptable forms of plastic. It is made by one of the last few existing Bakelite manufacturers in the Netherlands, called 'De Bakelietfabriek'. Beyond being as beautiful as it is useful, this 21st century Bakelite jar will lend a timeless quality to your home and has the potential to become a new collectable. 

 

Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

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DUTCH TULIP VASE

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

JULY

2015

 

This iconic earthenware vase, called the  ‘MaMa Vase’, is a unique design by Roderick Vos, for which he has drawn inspiration from the wonders of nature. For Roderick Vos personally, the fascinating basic shapes found in nature are often surprising in their apparent simplicity and beauty. The design of the MaMa Vase is inspired by biological structures and cell divisions. The Tulip vase is produced by Cor Unum Contemporary Ceramics.


Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

 

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DUTCH GLASS

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

JUNE

2015

 

Glass blowing. The art of shaping glass that has been heated into a viscid state, by inflating it through a tube. It sounds very technical, but the art of manual glassblowing is really about the individual glass maker’s passion for his craft. Each mouth-blown glass piece is, in a way, a unique handmade product. A new era in glassmaking in the Netherlands began in the early 1950s, led by several wonderful designers such as Chris Lebeau and Andries Copier. This EU crystal glass design is my personal homage to Dutch glass blower Andries Copier and the traditional art of glassblowing, an almost forgotten skill in this century.
Have a look at:  http://nos.nl/artikel/2075967-nederland-half-jaar-voorzitter-van-europese-unie.html?utm_source=trendr

 

Photography : Marie Cecile Thijs

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CAVALLETTA

WAALWIJK

MEI

2015
 

Eindelijk heb ik in samenwerking met Designonstock een gestoffeerde stoel kunnen maken uit een basis-materiaal dat mij al jarenlang blijft boeien: plywood, hoogwaardig multiplex. Hout dat laag over laag over laag onder hoge druk is verlijmd, op zo'n manier dat het flexibel is en toch ijzersterk. Zo’n mooie dunne basisschaal biedt echt veel voordelen. Allereerst kan je de zitschaal mooi dun houden, terwijl je toch een sterke basisvorm hebt met een verende, flexibele rug. Dat kan niet bij een traditionele stoel met een stalen buisframe, en bovendien ben je met het gebruik van een multiplex schaal echt veel vrijer in de vormmogelijkheden. Om de fijnheid van de schaalvorm te benadrukken hebben we gebruik gemaakt van een buisframe onderstel, maar dan wel zo dun mogelijk. De schoonheid van dit stoeltje zit natuurlijk ook nog in de achterpoten, met het prachtige kunststof dopje dat we speciaal voor dit project hebben ontwikkeld. Het detail waarbij het buisframe met de vorm van de rug van de zitschaal meeloopt, vind ik een zeer essentieel onderdeel van het totaal ontwerp. Er ontstaat -door het wat hogere onderstel - een soort 'insect op poten’, vandaar de gedachte om deze stoel dan maar CAVALLETTA/ (sprinkhaan) te noemen…! '

 

Klik hier om ''Cavalletta'' te bekijken.

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the queen of stones

MILAN
APRIL
2015

 

"The Ruby is considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones. Inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in these gemstones, I decided to develop a serie of side tables from colored mirror glass . While developing the custom made glass, the shape and facets that I had designed for the table top reminded me of a classic ring with a prong setting. A prong is a little metal claw that grips the diamond tightly, holding it in place… A benefit of this setting is that there is a minimum presence of metal, so that there’s more 'diamond' to see and more light that can pass through, thus adding to its brilliance. This gave me the idea to translate this concept for dutch furniture brand Linteloo in a serie of modular geometrical tables that can be combined as a family to create sculptural arrangements. The Ruby’s were born! "

 

Click here to see ''Ruby'.

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LIQUID CLAY CASTING

MILAN
APRIL
2015

I always enjoyed clay crafts, especially slip clay casting. But as a designer you should realize the following: if you do not understand how to make molds it is impossible to create succesful products in ceramics. Mold making opens up endless potential for creative expression. In my opinion understanding this technology simply makes you a better designer. Making plaster molds for slip casting and press molding can really be very inspiring. My new vase design for Cor Unum is a good example. Mold making enables us to create complex forms so that we can manufacture our designs in larger quantities. Because Cor Unum is preparing for the Salone Milan 2015, a few weeks ago photographs of all designers were made. Very proud to be on the same picture with the inspiring model maker from Cor unum, Ton Musch! All Cor Unum products are handmade, but certainly not easy to manufacture.  Vase Nefertiti is my personal homage to an almost forgotten field of industry, dutch ceramics! 

photography: Marije Kuiper.

 

Click here to see ''Nefertiti''.

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WOODTURNING

MILAN

MARCH

2015

 

Wood has been an intriguing material for me personally, but especially the art of woodturning has always focused my attention. In this technical process - that I came across during my training as a student at Art School - you uncover the beauty of this material, waiting to be given its second life.  For dutch brand Linteloo I designed 3 round oak side tables in different sizes and height, named Kigi, 

-'a family of trees'- ,strongly influenced by the Japanese style which is characterized with minimalism, clean lines and simple shapes. With these three archetypical shapes, each object/piece of oak wood is different and therefor the endresult is never identical. The shape flows effortlessly from the inside to the outside. That's the beauty of handwork on a woodturning lathe. The Kigi tables evoke a sense of wonder at the beauty of wood. I am inspired by wood and wood has become part of me. Kigi fits my personal philosphy: 'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

 

Click here to see ''Kigi'.

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HEXAGON TABLE

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH
FEBRUARY
2015

Terrazzo as we know was first seen around the time of the Italian Renaissance. Waste marble was crushed and used to cast the floors, and so the name stuck. TERRAZZO!  It really is a fascinating material to work with and was on my personal 'to do’ list for quite some time. Jan te Linteloo supported my idea to cast a low side table in this material, and consequently my hexagon table was born. The wet cast method of production is quite simple: a fluid mix is poured into a mold and allowed to harden. Because of the fluid, it allows the designed shapes to be moulded into more complex and intricate shapes. After the material has hardened you grind and polish the table top, and all kinds of colors appear such as marble stone & glass! Because of the shape several of these tables can be connected in a playful manner. You can use just one three legged table element next to your sofa or simply connect a few hexagon units in the middle of your room and create a table pattern.

 

Click here to see ''Hexagon''.

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MAMA VAZE

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH
JANUARY
2015

Vases don't just hold beautiful arrangements of your favorite flowers. They can be beautiful all by themselves. This was my basic concept when I designed the stoneware Mama vase in 1999. So roses are red and violets are blue, but you can save those flowers and the Mama vase will look great too! Starting from April 2015, Dutch ceramic manufacturer Cor Unum will pick up the production of the Mama vase so within a short while this dutch icon will be available again in our webshop. Thank’s Cor Unum !

 

Click here to see ''MaMa''.

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Don's Office

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH
DECEMBER
2014

 

Don Draper's office features a dark wood desk, which holds a lighter and ash tray, an Eames executive chair, and advertisements for IBM and Hamilton on the walls. A pop of color comes from a pair of orange client chairs. Our design office had a challenging task to design a unique working desk for an eccentric doctor. I wanted this product design to look as it came straight from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices from my favorite television drama serie Mad Men. The re-issued bakelite power sockets combined with the smoked oak drawers and table top turned out quite well! We lost money on this custom made project, but I am so happy that we didn’t gave up. We now can add a beautifull working desk to our own private label MOODWORKS. 

 


Click here to see ''Le Chasseur''.

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GLAZES

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH

NOVEMBER 
2014

 

A glaze is a layer of glass with which a fired clay product can be covered. The glass is composed of a mixture of non-organic minerals: metal oxides and silicates. This is mixed with water to form a liquid, which is then poured over a ceramic product, or else the product is immersed in it or sprayed with it. When the product is fired with the glaze, the powder mixture melts to form a solid glass layer that adheres to the fired clay to which it is applied. Although I love to work with bright colored glazes, this design specifically needed a matt white glaze so that all is focused on the beautiful shape of the crown. Less is more.

 


Click here to see ''Vaas''.

 

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DUTCH LANDSCAPES

EINDHOVEN 

OCTOBER

2014

 

The dutch design brand Ice International presents a new collection of hand knotted rugs by four dutch 'design couples’. Dutch Landscapes will be presented at De Kazerne , Eindhoven. We have also been busy with the design of this installation, and the result turned out better than expected. The concept of presenting 'floating’ carpets in a minimalistic manner was in my opinion the only option. Through the vertical steel cables we were able to guide the low voltage, enabling us to use led light. During the 13th Dutch Design Week (DDW) you will be able to see with your own eyes how the world of tomorrow is already being made today. Ingenious solutions and inventive designs offer new and promising perspectives. The doors to the future will be open from 18 to 26 October, when all of Eindhoven will be buzzing with renewal and creative energy. (De kazerne, Paradijslaan 2/8, Eindhoven.)


Click here to see ''Dutch Landscapes''.
 

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ICE INTERNATIONAL

WAARDENBURG
SEPTEMBER
2014


Claire Vos: To me, technical possibilities mark the starting point for each project. The unique post-treatments and production methods we were introduced to by ICE International were the inspiration for my Dutch Landscape No.1. As the only one in the series, this rug was tufted by hand and then sheared to create a relief in the texture. There is a special trick to that: the relief was created in two contrasting colours over the central axis. This creates a chameleon effect: walking around the rug, you see different colours from different sides. 
For this reason I would like to see this rug being used wall to wall in a public space. I think it would have a hugely surprising effect to enter a space and see a rug in a specific colour, and then see a totally different colour when turning back from the other side of the space! 
The play of colours is strengthened by the degradé. This also typifies my work: whether it involves colour, motif or material, the gradient is a constant source of inspiration. Coming from a family with a history of four generations of textile designers, this project was perfect to express my love of textiles. 


Click here to see ''Dutch Landscapes''.

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WHERE WOOD MEETS STEEL

PARIS

AUGUST

2014

 

I have always had a certain fascination for the H- Beam. An H beam is a structural element, a kind of economical profiled steel. Of course it is mainly used in architecture, but one can use this steel beam for other purposes, such as a construction for a table base. Because I always wanted to work with these steel profiles, I created my table serie BLAKELEY, named after the inventor of the H beam, George H. Blakeley. The contrast and aesthetic use of wood and steel turned out quite interesting in my first prototypes of a bench and dining table. Blakeley has three sizes: 200, 225 and 250 cm. These designs have become an ode to the industrial revolution of the roaring 20’s! Blakeley will be presented by SPOINQ at Maison & Objet, Paris.

 

 

Click here to see ''Balckeley''.

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BIMBOM

WAALWIJK

JULY

2014

 

‘Something new for the home: our organically shaped seating elements, inspired by the magic of the circus. Roderick Vos: ‘Ever since I was a child this magical world has made a profound impression on me, because of the colourful shapes and attributes.’ Claire Vos: ‘The graphic patterns I saw there when I was a child, the lozenge patterns, suddenly became an inspiration for the BimBom.’ When we started developing the seats, things simply fell into place. The mirrored triangular shapes form a kind of lozenge. The different shades and decorative stitching turn these seating elements into a true ode to the circus.’

‘The circus represents aesthetics and perfection. Every tableau is a story that tells itself. The same applies to our collaboration with Design on Stock. Because a design won’t be good unless you can immediately feel AND see that it makes sense. Designing means practising, practising, and more practising. The BimBom series is our personal ode to the circus. Because, much like being in the circus, being a designer is not a job, it’s a life.’

 

Click here to see ''Bimbom''.

 

 

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FUZZ

WAARSCHOOT

JUNE

2014

 

Claire Vos Teeuwen calls her Fuzz plaids Fashion for Furniture, and that is precisely what they are; colourful accents for the interior. One pattern, three colour combinations. Or six, in fact, because the front and back of each plaid feature a different colour combination. The subtle weave and finishing make them super-soft to the touch. And of course, they are snug and warm.

 ‘My ancestors have been textile merchants for generations. I think my love for jacquard weave fabrics is probably in the blood. My starting point with the Fuzz series was to optimise the brightness of the jacquard weave by applying contrasting colours. In the design, the colour shading results in a clear graphic pattern. The name Fuzz refers to this shading effect. The front and back of the woollen plaids have different colour combinations which adds a further element of surprise. With three colour themes – Pink, Blue and Yellow – they really add something valuable to an interior. Fashion for furniture, I call them.’

 

Click here to see ''Fuzz''.

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ORQUID

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

MAY

2014

 

‘How do I get those orchids off the table?’ That was the first thing that crossed my mind when asked to design a home decoration accessory for the orchid. This inspired me to the extent that I developed a complete style guide for the orchid in cooperation with Art of Life. The style guide is available in 4 languages and a online edition

The orchid is a very unique and exceptionally diverse plant! Its variegated colour draws attention in every interior. This even more so if you make the effort to combine different orchids; this will bring out the best of the plants. They virtually serve as a painting in an interior. The inspiration for this design I take from my stay in Indonesia in the nineties, where it is natural that interior and exterior blend, just as in- and outdoor plants do. After my last design, plant lamp ‘Bucket Light’, I now hope, in cooperation with Art of Life, to give the orchid a special place in the interior. The place it deserves! I invented a special and unique suspended system for the plant, the ‘ORQUID’. Using this system the plant can hang anywhere without restrictions. But for the enthusiast.... the ORQUID can also be placed on the table.

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PATTERNS

TILBURG

APRIL

2014

 

Iconic textile motifs merge and emerge three dishtowels designed by Claire Vos. A traditional French pattern dissolves into a pattern from Dutch folk art. Scottish plaid melds into an Asian theme. Finally, a Greek key turns into a checkered pattern. The patterns go through their choreography in graphic black and white, although a bright stripe of bright red, blue, or green bisects each towel. Thanks for the video! http://functionals.eu

LINTELOO

MILAN

MARCH 

2014

 

This year we will celebrate the Linteloo brand's 20th anniversary in Milan, so we decided to contribute a design for Jan's collection in quite a different material. The Pillow Cabinet is a modern version of a so-called pillow armoire and features puff-like front panels made from 2mm sheet metal. Making my pillow cabinet from this material was not an easy task. There are some ground rules for working with sheet metal: bend long parts and weld short. In my opinion sheet metal design is the most cost-effective way to manufacture a product, and for me this was a good reason to experiment with this material. But: 'what works on paper, doesn't always work in the physical world as planned, for a variety of reasons'. Bends have radius, sheet has thickness, and tools need space to access a bend. It sounds simple, but for me 'trial and error' at the factory was the only way to find the best aesthetic design solutions for this wonderful cabinet. 

 

Click here to see ''Dutch Pillow Cabinet''.

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CHATEAU DE LA RESLE

MILAN
FEBRUARY
2014


My design of the Chablis candleholder for the French brand Chateau de la Resle is an ode to the sensually curved shape of Burgundy wine bottles in general and the internationally renowned Chablis specifically. I have created a new candleholder that literally crowns every Chablis bottle, thus creating a center piece one can easily imagine on a château dining table. The contrast between the round shapes of the actual parts that hold the candles and the ingenious structure of graphic lines creates an interesting visual balance. But developing the sand casting moulds for this project was an even bigger challenge! These new designs will be presented at the upcoming Salone del Mobile.http://www.rossanaorlandi.com 

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DUTCH LANDSCAPES

WAARDENBURG
JANUARY
2014

We are currently working on a wonderful project with carpet manufacturer MARC JANSSEN. Four Dutch design couples are now creating 8 carpet designs, to be presented at the upcoming DDW, in October 2014. At our studio we are now working on the patterns and color tests. Both of our proposals have turned out to be completely different. We have created a concept for a carpet based on an optical illusion. It is mind-blowing to see how the color of the carpet changes from different angles. We also came up with a 2nd theme. Since we love the traditional Tibetan craftsmanship of tapestry, we re-used ancient patterns from different Tibetan areas and mixed them to form a beautifully detailed silk rug. Thanks Marc Janssen for creating these amazing rugs!

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FAYENCE

MAKKUM

DECEMBER

2013

 

The product range created by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum is an exciting and inspiring collection of contemporary designs. It is a tangible result of the company’s vision, which centres on conservation and innovation within traditional craftsmanship. The items in the collection, which includes my hand-painted MaMa vase, produced by hand and with the utmost care, consists of tableware sets, vases and decorative earthenware. A number of these designs have become icons of Dutch design history and are regarded as tomorrow’s cultural heritage. That’s all very well, but let’s not forget that these are still first and foremost objects for everyday use. The MaMa vase is available from Euro 426,- http://www.roderickvos.nl/product/de-mama-vaas

 

Fotografie: Jan Luijk

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SONDER JANSEN

ROSMALEN
NOVEMBER
2013
 

I was asked by dutch architectural office HilberinkBosch to design office tables for one of their projects in The Netherlands.The use of wood combined with rounded glass reminded me a bit of the American 'streamline moderne' architecture of the late 50-'s. It was evident that a boomerang table was the best aesthetic option for this interior. The feel of the 50's was almost re-captured after we installed the tables so we couldn't resist to make a photo inspired by the American television drama MadMen. 


Photography: Rene van der hulst
Secretary & Styling: Claire Vos

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DRESSER "MONTIGNY"

MONTIGNY FRANCE

OCTOBER

2013

 

The constructivist approach to product design has always instinctively appealed to me as a designer. Look at the Bauhaus movement from the late 1920s, which has brought forth some beautiful results. And yet, I’ve always had my doubts about the rule that only 'designing by strictly following a method' could lead to a good design. When I was designing my Montigny cupboard -'messing about in the workshop'- I allowed my intuition to guide me instead, while taking a systematic approach to the basic design of the frame. Sometimes you simply have to follow your gut feeling; just look at how gorgeous this cupboard has become. "Montigny" will be presented by the Priveekollektie gallery at PAN Amsterdam and afterwards at Design Miami 2013.

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UNIQUE COLLABORATION

SOCIAL LABEL

SEPTEMBER

2013

 

Something beautiful and special is born when craftspeople who cannot work in regular employment start working with designers. The great and meaningful products that result from such collaborations are called Social Label. The art of working, presenting and selling in collaboration. This is how my vase 'OSWIN' came into the world. The Social Label concept for collaboration brings together art and welfare. A Social Label is given to each unique collaboration with a renowned designer. The product is then made, presented and sold by people working in sheltered workshops. The unique products, which are produced in limited series, are made with great professional skill and pleasure. And the programme has an added benefit: it opens up perspectives for a group of people who experience difficulties in finding regular employment. www.sociallabel.nl

 

Photography: Petra Janssen.

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KITCHEN FOR CHATEAU DE LA RESLE

MONTIGNY FRANCE

AUGUST

2013

 

A while ago I was given the wonderful opportunity to design a kitchen for Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens at their Chateau de la Resle. This luxury Bed & Breakfast, with panoramic views of the valley of Montigny-la-Resle, is situated in a 14-acre estate in the Burgundy area, a 10-minute drive from Auxerre. When I visited the castle I was shown the crumbling old barn where the owners intended to install their kitchen. The worn-down old oak flooring of the first floor was supported by a modern, steel H beam, and suddenly I was struck by the beauty of combining the old world with the new. The steel H beam ended up as my inspiration for the new, contemporary kitchen I was to design. Every detail has been given extensive thought, from the overall kitchen to the cutting boards named "Saint Germain". www.chateaudelaresle.com

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Exploded view

WAALWIJK

JULY

2013

 

" IT TAKES 187 PIECES TO BUILD A CLASSIC "

Since its inception, we have sold more than 40,000 Bloq sofas, and recently our studio came up with designs for additional corner elements to fully complete the series! The series now features several new options for arrangement. Bloq has been around for 8 years, which calls for a celebration! That is why, in collaboration with the manufacturers from Designonstock, we have come up with this 'exploded view' consisting of 187 components, for the latest issue of Designonstock Magazine. It goes without saying that the sofa is available from our website, signed. 

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KITSCH?

AMSTERDAM

JUNE

2013

 

Wandering through Amsterdam I encountered my MaMa vase, created some years ago, lost in a tourist shop’s window display. By the end of the 20th century, public interest in industrial art had dropped. 

Their perseverance brought Royal Tichelaar to the vanguard of ceramic design.

All over the world the importance of the handmade, individually crafted product is being recognized, in the shape of design or kitsch. 

But what has my vase done to deserve this?..

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REPLY CHAIR

CUIJK

MAY
2013

 

A technical tour-de-force: this stackable one-piece chair made of several sheets of plywood. Roderick Vos: ‘For me a one-piece plywood chair is the optimum in machine-oriented design.We have conducted a series of experiments to be able to produce this unique chair, whose back, seat, AND legs have been formed in the same single pressing process. The biggest challenge was in finding the right heat – pressure ratio during pressing, so that we could create the three-dimensional shapes of the seat and back without tearing the wood. The final result is a great success, both technically and aesthetically. We worked on it for months. Function, comfort and charisma go hand in hand.’ The FSC chair is available in different types of plywood.

 

 

Interview at our new Studio

MILAAN
APRIL
2013

 

An interview held at our new Studio, published by the Italian "ELLE DECOR" in the April issue (nr 4), to coincide with the Salone del Mobile 2013. We couldn't be happier! In Milan we presented several new designs for different manufacturers. Thank you, Laura Maggi! Photography: Rene van der Hulst, Art Direction: Petra Janssen

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NEMO

MILANO
APRIL
2013

 

How to create my first standing lamp out of sheet metal for Dutch company  New Duivendrecht?It turned out to be a real industrial challenge. I always try to experiment with technologies I have never used before,in this case pressing metal sheet. Sheet metal folding is the shaping of sheet metal on a  bend press, and we pressedthe feet and shade in a three dimensional shape creating the needed structural strength! With 6 pressed sheets we were able to create a standing lamp. I love simplicity. 'Nemo', is inspired by the shape of Jellyfish and its umbrella-shaped belland trailing tentacles. The shape, the reflection of the light on the shade, and the aesthetic attention to details makes it, in my opinion, a wonderful product. So where is the magic of light found? Everywhere!

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Vintage for retro homes

ASTEN
MARCH
2013

 

‘Vintage rugs for retro homes’.
Animal hides provided an important source of clothing and decoration for prehistoric humans.  Even during the caveman days, people were using leaves, twigs and animal skin to decorate the  interior part of their caves. So why not keep this tradition alive? It certainly has inspired Studio Roderick Vos. We have created four tufted carpets based on animal shapes.  The technology of tufting consists of inserting a thread through a layered fabric.  After insertion, the needle returns along the same trajectory, leaving a loop of the thread at the bottom of the fabric. For the Roadkill carpets, designers Marieke Staps and Roderick Vos have used 8 cm threads to create an artificial, machine-made ‘skin’ with a warm and tactile appeal.  The carpet designs vary from small to size XXL pieces, almost 4.30 metres long.
These organic shapes create a new look and feel for the modern interior, offering a welcome break from the standard geometrical carpets seen so often these days

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BOOX PRESENTED IMM KOLN

IMM COLOGNE
FEBRUARY
2013


Books and magazines contain millions of amazing images and stories that tend to be forgotten somewhere on a shelf. Design agency Albuquerque thought it was time to bring them out and that’s why they created Boox, a box specially designed to display those amazing pages as an expression of yourself. Studio Roderick Vos has started a cooperation with these Portugese designers and is proud to announce that we have become a BOOX dealer for Holland & Germany .

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NEW ANTIQUES

IMM COLOGNE
JANUARY
2013


I have always loved the technique of powder coating on sheet metal. The look of it reminds me of the beautiful lacquer work on furniture from Zhejiang Province, and the bright colors found on wood chests from Tibet. Now we have introduced 2 new colors for my metal table designs for Dutch brand Linteloo: reseda green Ral 6011 & broom Yellow Ral 1032. Modern lines, bright colors, combined with classic veneer.
Wow!

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XXL PLAIDS " MULTI COLORS "

TILBURG

NOVEMBER

2010

 

In collaboration with AaBe we now have our XXL plaids in stock! I have always found Jacquard weaving an inspiring technology. The Jacquard loom is a mechanical loom, invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801, that simplifies the process of manufacturing textiles with complex patterns such as brocade, damask and matelasse. We have now created modern 100 % woolen plaids in a larger size, 150 x 480 cm.

 

The XXL plaid is only available from our online shop for 325 Euros.

 

Design by Claire Vos.

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AT THE STUDIO

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

OCTOBER
2012

 

In my opinion the presence of plants bring a positive change to the working environment. Moreover, plants have a positive effect on the sense of wellbeing. Tropical plants emit oxygen, clean the air and increase productivity. Because we did not have enough floor space at our office and showroom, and were in desperate need of light, the 'Bucketlight' was born. And this concept gave us a second opportunity.
We created sockets in the objects enabling us to connect our computers over our workstations avoiding  heaps of tangled cords.

 

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A LITTLE RITUAL

ZEIST

SEPTEMBER

2012

 

The streets of Bali are spotless in the early morning hours and sidewalks, steps, statues, and temples are now ready for the daily gift of offerings meant to please the various gods and demons of Balinese Hinduism.

In 2005, I saw local women carrying round teak trays with offerings and they inspired me to design my minimalistic table series OBI for Linteloo.

By creating an abstract basic form and then increasing only its scale in an almost absurdist manner these black stained tables were born. And after 7 years of production, due to its success, Obi can now be ordered in any Ral color. Wow!

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FIRST TEA

SHANGHAI
AUGUST
2012

 

Original First Tea is about more than simply dipping a tea bag in hot water. It’s a complete concept, created by a Dutch couple, with an eye for detail and a great sense of quality. First Tea transforms a cup of tea into a moment of sheer indulgence.

I was asked to design some new porcelain products for their collection. The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain makes it a fun material to work with. As China was the birthplace of porcelain this material is often called bone china. These light tea cups will soon be available from our web shop

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FD

ROTTERDAM
JULI
2012

 

On 9 June the newspaper Financieele Dagblad (FD) printed an interview with me in the Saturday edition. It was a pure and honest story written by Emilie Escher and photographed by Marie Cecile Thijs.A no-nonsense interview about our work and dreams... Thanks, Marie Cecile for the wonderful images!

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REDESIGNING THE PAST

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH
JUNI
2012

 

When we moved our studio to our new building which dates from the 1930s we needed a light installation to illuminate our product designs. When I thought of this it suddenly became clear that this building needed warm light with traditional light bulbs, and definitely not halogen or strip lights. I therefore contacted Rico Pronk, an artist who more or less connects the past with the present in his work. Rico collects authentic electric switches, handles, volt and ampere meters from the mid-19th century and turns them into stunning new light installations. There were some setbacks but finally this project is ready!

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WOOLEN PLAIDS

TILBURG

MAY

2012

 

Jacquard weaving makes it possible to program the raising of each warp thread independently in almost any loom. This brings a much greater versatility to the weaving process and the colorful end result. Tartan wool fabrics have a twilled plaid design and originate from Scotland. Tartans are used to identify Scottish families and clans and are made into kilts, scarves, sashes, plaids and more. Claire Vos now has made her own clan design in cooperation with AaBe.

There are 2 patterns, each in three different color variations.

Size 150X240.

 

Only available from our online shop for 195 Euros.

 

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MOODWORKS

ULRICEHAMN
MEI
2012

 

The family company Bogesunds Vaveri AB from Sweden has woven fabrics for over 75 years. Within these walls, tradition and experience complement their willingness to innovate. Claire Vos has created a wonderful series of patterned cushions in cooperation with this Swedish company for the new Moodworks collection. These 100 % wool cushions are now exclusively available from the roderickvosshop.

For only 129 Euros  a piece.

 

Photographer: Jeroen van der Spek

 

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MULTI COLORI

MILANO
APRIL
2012

 

This pressed plywood  chair that I designed for Linteloo in 2005 is being revived to my great surprise.

My modern interpretation of the 'old farmer chair' accentuates  seating comfort, but now has an added value! This Tulipani chair is now available in all RAL colors. RAL is the most popular central European Standard used today. These colors are widely used in architecture, construction and industry. New colors will be presented at Via Tortona 37 during the Milan Fair 2012.

 

Photographer: Sigurd Kranendonk

Fotografie: Sigurd Kranendonk

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MANHATTAN

MILANO
APRIL
2012

 

There are no rules for making a great composition. In design we seem to neglect the qualities of asymmetrical composition and unevenness. The empty space between these wooden 'blocks' is an essential part of the composition and makes this low table for Dutch brand Linteloo look so interesting. You will not find evenly spaced tree roots growing , nor clouds in perfect geometrical shapes. Perfection rarely occurs in nature, so why not experiment with this theme in design? My project Manhattan was born. It will be presented at Via Tortona 37 during the Milan fair 2012.

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DIT STOEL

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

MARCH

 

Many important examples of modernist furniture were made from plywood. Cheaper and more easily accessible than aluminum or steel, plywood was a key material for early 20th century designers. When the avant-garde architects and designers of the 1920s searched for ways of making cheap mass-producible furniture, plywood looked like an attractive solution. And let's be honest: it is still an attractive material to use today. Due to  the many requests my 'easy to produce' chair designs created for Cafe DIT are now finally in production and exclusively sold from our web shop.

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MONTY ONE YEAR!

CUIJK

MARCH

2012

 

The very successful family sofa Monty, which I designed a year ago for Bert Plantagie, now consists of several modular units that allow a range of combinations. Monty is a piece designed to be used contrary to the trend in recent years. This comfortable sofa can be small or big, is durable and clever in shape. But when not in use it still remains a beautiful and timeless object to look at.

Isn't that what it was all about?

 

Photographer: Jeroen van der Spek

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ALUMINUM ALLOY

CUIJK

MARCH

2012

 

Aluminum is remarkable for its low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to a phenomenon called passivation. Structural components made from aluminum and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry but also very useful in the 'low-tech' furniture industry. I have used this material to create the leg components for my 'Float' table for Dutch manufacturer Plantagie. It was remarkable to see how this lightweight material can result in a stable but yet very thin-looking table base.

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STITCH

CUIJK

FEBRUARY

2012

 

Far from being an attempt to create something different, Stitch is a true 'no nonsense' cushion sofa designed with generous proportions. On the outside, minimalist in design: the inside shape has four cushions to lean against, soft and extremely comfortable. The two and a half & three seater turned out so well that I am considering creating a range of configurations for this design so it can be more versatile for its user. This 'new arrival' is now presented at our showroom.

 

Photographer: Jeroen van der Spek

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GILI VASE

MAKKUM

FEBRUARY

2012

 

Working with a choice of internationally renowned designers and architects, with whom they are developing new products as well as new applications and compositions of materials, Royal Tichelaar Makkum has gained a unique position in the vanguard of modern design. The Gili vase is my fourth project with this Dutch company and I hope it is a worthy contribution to their collection. Photograph by Inga Powilleit. Gili is exclusively available from roderickvos.nl/webshop and Royal Tichelaar, Makkum.

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MOVING ON

HEUSDEN VESTING

FEBRUARY

2012

 

In 2007 we created a vibrant, new and productive design office in our home town in the Netherlands. This had lots of advantages and we rediscovered the benefits of working from home. But now the decision to open our own concept store, and move our design office to the same new location, has resulted in a new challenge. Consequently we will be opening our new design studio and inspiring showroom in a short while... A store that will be lovely, lovable and loving.

Opening in 's-Hertogenbosch this April,

Bye, bye, beloved old studio!

 

Photographer: Rene van der Hulst

Art direction: Petra Janssen, Studio Boot

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TULIPANI

COLOGNE

JANUARY

2012

 

A re-issue  of a successful chair that I designed in 2005 is being produced by an Italian factory close to Venice. It is now made from American walnut and it looks really magnificent. In my opinion the craftsmanship in Italy is by far the best in Europe. Thank you Jan te Linteloo for this great achievement!

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SCAR

OIRSCHOT

DECEMBER

2012

 

This new CNC technique was introduced to add a unique character to the surface of untreated planks in a controlled production process. We have created a number of different wood textures in cooperation with Dutch brand INPA and one became my personal favorite. With this new material I am working on a new series of wooden 'trunk' tables for Linteloo to be presented at IMM KOLN. I cannot unveil the product, but a close up gives a good impression of the beauty of the material. We will present a unique table in January 2012!

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GILI ISLANDS

MAKKUM
NOVEMBER
2011

 

I have always been fascinated by coral structures since I went snorkeling in Indonesia as a teenager. Corals  and coral reefs have inspiring structures and growth patterns. These complex shapes are  amazing and were an inspiration for my new ceramic vase design called GILI. Right now we are working on the moulds at Royal Tichelaar Makkum and trying to create a new glaze color that looks like 'jade'. The uneven base of the vessel allows it to tilt in several different directions while still retaining its balance.

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7th AVENUE EN 126th STREET

ZEIST
OKTOBER
2011

 

Some years ago I visited The Alhambra Theatre in New York to experience the feel of the 1920s. Legendary performers like Bessie Smith and Billy Holiday helped create the success of the venue. The combination of the architecture with  the original furniture was fascinating and somehow very inspiring for me. In 2011 Jan te Linteloo asked me to make a modern armchair with the feel of the 20's. Alhambra was born mixing 'the old and the new', with a twist.

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MIKADO

HEUSDEN VESTING
SEPTEMBER
2011

 

There are many glues to glue just about any surface to any other surface. One of the trickiest to do well is to glue clear glass to aluminum. Different glues are used for different purposes, but I have always questioned the use of UV glue for glass. I came up with a new, but difficult concept. 'Try to assemble the table legs on the glass without using glue'.This knock-down concept seemed to work very well in my first prototype and we will proceed with the further development.

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MIX 'N MATCH

ULRICEHAMN
AUGUSTUS
2011

 

The family company Bogesunds Vaveri AB from Sweden has been weaving fabrics for over 75 years. Within these walls, tradition and experience complement their willingness to innovate. Claire Vos selected Bogesunds Mecano fabric to create a wonderful series of 7 cushions for the new Moodworks collection. The complete furniture collection will be presented in January 2012.

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ARTEMIDE

MILAN
JULI
2011

 

We have asked the Italian lighting brand Artemide/Horas if we could use their iconic lamp designed by Michele de Luccci and attach this piece to the corner leg of our Monty armchair. We were delighted when they approved our idea. Consequently I have created a cast aluminum leg to support the Tolomeo light. Finally an almost floating reading lamp without a base for your armchair!

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SLICE MAGAZINE

ZEIST
JUNI
2011

 

The aesthetic appeal of an object is often the reason we buy it. In fact, some products are driven by the aesthetic appeal alone. This is unfortunate because it leads to product development that is lacking in the other areas. It is only when all three (functionality, simplicity, and aesthetic appeal) are combined in harmony that we achieve quality Industrial Design. For me, aesthetic appeal is important, but only when functionality and simplicity exist as well. Even with its geometric shape my table design Slice for the brand Linteloo has a charming double function.

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100 % DESIGN

ROTTERDAM
MEI
2011

 

Once again the Van Nelle Design Factory was the location for 100% Design. This old factory is an architectural highlight and the former monumental coffee and tobacco factory was decorated with all kinds of product design. A wonderful presentation, and to my surprise, one of my designs for Dutch manufacturer Plantagie was awarded.  We won a second  prize with our stackable Reply Chair! 

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PROTOTYPE

ROTTERDAM
APRIL
2011

 

Right now we are finalizing the Monty club chair for its presentation at the Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek in Rotterdam during the 100 % Design event. In this specific case I have tried to minimize fabric waste by using the roll of fabric as efficiently as possible. We have folded the fabric for the upholstery achieving a smooth new look, sewing as little as possible! But how to cover a sharp or rounded corner? We came up with some nice solutions..

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SALONE DEL MOBILE

MILAAN
MAART
2011

 

A thin metal sheet folded into a sophisticated geometric container. The beauty of modern industrial processes has always fascinated me, in this case using a metal working technology called laser cutting. With this technique I created 'BIN'.

An object to store magazines & books but at the same time a great companion in your interior as a side table. This magazine bin is available in 2 sizes and 2 colors and was introduced by Dutch furniture brand Linteloo at Via Tortona 37 during the Milan fair.

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MAISON ET OBJET

PARIJS
FEBRUARI
2011

 

Claire Vos has developed 8 different plaids patterns for Dutch manufacturer AaBe. All patterns and color combinations are ready now and the first edition of the plaids will be woven within short time. The selection of colors took quite some time. The marino wool will be dyed this month, so that we will be able to present our innovative collection of jacquard woven plates at 'Maison et Objet'  this coming September at Paris!

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REPLY CHAIR

KEULEN
JANUARI
2011

 

My stackable Reply chair was created from several sheets of beech plywood.

For me personally 'a one piece chair' is the optimum in machine-oriented design. The complete product is realized in a single production pressing process to keep manufacturing costs low.  A unique pressing mould was made in order to create this chair.  Thoughtful and efficient use of FSC plywood and durability were definitely my guidelines for this project. I am more than thankful to Bert Plantagie for making this dream come true! The Reply chair has been acquired by the New York Museum of Arts and Design.

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INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

TAICHUNG
DECEMBER
2010

 

Think about all of the objects that you interact with on a daily basis. Do you ever stop to think about the design process behind their creation. The answer is probably not. But the designer of those objects has labored over how it will be used by you. They have spent hours, days, perhaps months considering how you will use their design. They have crafted their design to be as perfect as possible. But even when you see the unfinished 'Mr Ed' booklight in a production process, imperfection seems to have a certain beauty.

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SARI

TOKYO
NOVEMBER
2010

 

Simply a wonderful new publication featuring an old design. During the 1990's skilled Indonesian craftsmen helped me realize my low chair called sari. Asians love rattan, and modern rattan furniture remains highly popular in Japanese households. Amazing to see that after so many years this specific design 'stranded' in Tokyo  was used in a Japanese publication. I love the serenity of this image. 

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INTERIOR 2010

KORTRIJK
OKTOBER
2010

 

Damasks were one of the five basic weaving techniques of the Byzantine and Islamic weaving centers in the early Middle Ages. Today, damask weaves are produced in monochromatic weaves in silk, linen or linen-type fabrics. The long floats of satin-woven warp and weft threads cause soft highlights on the fabric which reflect the light differently. The enlarged patterns in the table linen designs by Claire Vos for functionals.eu enhance this effect in a magical way.

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ZEROMIX

ARNHEM
SEPTEMBER
2010

 

Finally my Sozu faucets are being introduced to the market. Sozu is a type of water fountain used in Japanese gardens. Usually made of Bamboo, it consists of a hollow pivoting arm attached to its vertical pipe. Water pours from this tube or pipe into the arm. This concept inspired me to create a simple-looking faucet for Dutch manufacturer  Zeromix. Four versions of Sozu will be launched starting from January 2011. Sozu is available in black, chrome or stainless steel.

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FAREWELL

MILAAN
AUGUSTUS
2010

 

As a designer you sometimes need to say goodbye to your old designs. Driade recently stopped producing the chairs I developed for them in 1999. During that period I worked a lot in Indonesia using bent metal pipe in combination with rattan. Both materials gave me the opportunity to gain structural strength in these designs. 

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FIREPLACE

DUIZEL
JULY
2010

 

Under-Cover technology by Tulp.eu resulted in a new designproposal. 'Drop' is a 
fireplace hidden in a wall. It's cast made from soft stuccoed angles. What you don’t see: moulds made of heat resisting composite. Seamlessly built-in the wall, without comprimising the 'hearths’ plaster. Lightweight frames, easily applicable. 
A smooth top layer makes for easy painting in any possible colour.  In this photograph, the 'Drop' almost bursts out of the wall. Indeed, a very sensual shape!

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