"As designer I feel like I'm an interpreter: translating the demand of the client in shape, and in image "

Ruud-Jan Kokke

A design is only successful if material, shape and use are balanced. However, Ruud-Jan also wants to surprise and prickle the user or observer. Despite – or perhaps actually because – its simplicity and obviousness, his designs inevitably attract the attention. In addition to autonomous products, Ruud-Jan also collaborates with other designers for the décor of schools, companies, government buildings and public areas.

Within the process of giving and taking he manages to keep the essence of his design intact. Ruud-Jan describes himself as a builder, with extensive knowledge of and love for materials and construction techniques. Always innovative, never fashionable. His work has been awarded multiple times, both nationally and internationally. Several designs have already been characterized as design classics and are included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.