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Roderick Vos

1965—
 

Roderick Vos born in the Netherlands. Vos started his study of Industrial Design at the currently known “Design Academy” in Eindhoven The Netherlands in 1984. At 1987 he moved to Japan for 8 months, where he finds an excellent tutor in GK Industrial Associates/Tokyo, founded by Kenji Ekuan. Partly Asian himself, this particular period gave evidently a larger impact for his personal interest in Asian Culture and it’s products.

In 1990 he graduates at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (division men & living), and starts together with his partner Claire Vos, an industrial designer too, his design office ‘Studio Roderick Vos, based in s'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

“In my opinion design should be humble; it fails often as designers try to hard to create in their words “design”. I try to create products with magical simplicity; products should be able to tell their own “story” to the consumer.
I hate most times the intellectual approach towards ‘design matters’. It feels difficult, but also not necessary for me, to explain my philosophy towards others concerning ‘making products and why’ The end result/product should be self explanatory. I personally always question the legitimacy of a product before I introduce it to my clients. One thing is for sure: emotion is definitely the most important key to a successful product."


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