Roderick Vos, (Groningen, The Netherlands, 1965) started his studies in Industrial Design at Eindhoven's "Design Academy" in 1984. In 1987, working as a trainee, he moved to Japan for 6 months, where he found an excellent tutor at GK Industrial Associates Tokyo, founded by Kenji Ekuan. Also during that year he worked as a trainee for 4 months at Studio Ingo Maurer in Munich. Being partly Asian himself, this particular period evidently had a large impact on his personal interest in Asian Culture and its works. Together with his partner textile designer Claire Vos, he graduated in 1990 from the "Design Academy and moved to Indonesia, Surabay to develop their knowledge of ratan furniture and textile production. In 1999 they officially started their design office ‘Studio Roderick Vos’, based in Heusden Vesting the Netherlands. Several of his works were acquired by prestigious museums, such as Stedelijk Amsterdam and Design & Arts Museum NY.