Henk Vos (1939) is a very talented Dutch designer. When his father Wiebe Vos suddenly died in 1963, 23 year old Henk took over his furniture and upholstery factory in Groningen, in the North of the Netherlands. Henk Vos turned it into a very succesful interior shop and completed many interior design projects. In 1996, together with his sons Roderick and Bart, and with Roderick’s wife Claire, he opened the leading interior design shopping plaza Maupertuus in Groningen, now Vos Interieur. The impressive building was designed by son Bart. Henk Vos’ design motto is: ‘rather empty than ugly’.