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Nureyev

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

2008 RODERICK VOS

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev—he was the greatest male ballet dancer of his
generation, a rebel and a non-conformist. Amazingly light on his feet, but
with a strong and solid stage presence. Voilà, the perfect inspiration for this
revolving bookcase by Dutch designer Roderick Vos. With its space dividers
at irregular intervals, the ‘see through’ element of this bookcase adds a touch
of whimsy.

Roderick Vos

Dutch designer Roderick Vos (1965) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1990, upon which he and his wife Claire, a textile designer, upped sticks and went to live in Surabaya, Indonesia. There, Roderick further developed his interest in Asian culture and its designs, an interest he was quite literally born with, being part Asian himself. Once back ‘home’ in the Netherlands, Roderick and Claire established ‘Studio Roderick Vos’ in beautiful Heusden Vesting, in 1999. In his design aesthetics, Roderick feels less connected with post-modernism than with the Platonic philosophy that every soul desires the good, the true and the beautiful. So, that is what he tries to achieve. ‘I want to make people happy with beautifully useful pieces. Objects that exude aesthetic pleasure. Strong shapes that feel beautiful, good and true.’ We at Linteloo feel he succeeds in his achievements, each and every time.