With his designs, Bas Vellekoop (1985) strives for sustainable beauty and usability. His designs are timeless because of their directness, but they keep surprising because of the uncompromising eye for detail. The construction is usually exposed, forming a defining element of the aesthetics and the rest of the design. For the realisation of his designs, Vellekoop looks for local, highly specialized crafts men to whom the material doesn’t hold any secrets. Vellekoop challenges the craftsmen by daring them to explore the boundaries of their skills and of the material. That is why the production of his designs – the people and the machines – is always an inherent part of the designs themselves.