Studio Roderick Vos
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, Surabaya 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.
Claire Vos Teeuwen, (Tegelen, The Netherlands, 1965) was predestined to become a textile designer. As she says, ‘The love of textiles is in my blood. Production of textiles and ceramics has been in my family for generations.’ She specializes in re-interpreting traditional techniques, colorings, and forms, paying close attention to the quality of the materials she uses. Her source of inspiration may be an Indonesian ikat weave or a Dutch woolen blanket, but the end result will be completely contemporary, almost graphical, or industrial. Vos studied her craft in Italy, Switzerland, and Indonesia before settling in the Netherlands.
This innovative studio couple works mainly in lighting, textile, accessories, and furniture for international brands such as Driade, Functionals, Moooi, Linteloo, Alessi, Indera, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum. Since 2016 they both became art directors for Dutch furniture brand PODE. Each of their products is characterized by careful research and passion for technology, material, and color.