Coffee tables / side tables
by Roderick Vos
The ‘Manhattan’ coffee table by Dutch designer Roderick Vos defies ‘traditional’ table typology with its composition of wooden blocks and empty spaces, inspired by Piet Mondriaan and Russian Constructivism. This low oak table is beautiful and striking and, in fact, extremely practical. ‘Manhattan’ embodies that well known phrase: a place for everything and everything in its place. The natural cracks, knots and colour variations of the wood add to its robust appeal.
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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.