The making of 'Isola'
‘Isola’ is a series of tables, designed by Dutch designer Roderick Vos for LINTELOO. With ‘Isola’, Roderick challenges the convention of having round, square or rectangular tables. He was inspired by the pattern that waves leave on sandy beaches. Hence, the tabletops of the dining table, side table and coffee table in the series, feature an organic silhouette and delicately milled rings, making ‘Isola, quite literally, an island of beauty in any space. ‘Isola’ is manufactured, for LINTELOO, in the Netherlands. In this short video Roderick takes you on a tour of the workshop and shows just how much love and craftsmanship go into each ‘Isola’.
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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.