Dining chairs / benches
by Roderick Vos
Its silhouette is the Dutch floral icon pared back to its simple outline. Its name is a nod to a love of Italian design. When Roderick Vos designed ‘Tulipani’ he combined the best of both nations. A single sheet of steam bent plywood— according to your preference either ‘bare’ or padded—rests atop an intricate wooden base: turn the ‘Tulipani’ upside down and you will see the beauty of the construction. In fact, you might be tempted to leave it like that, resting atop your table, feet in the air, awaiting the next sitter.
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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.