Roderick Vos, Netherlands
39 products of 5 manufacturers.
Vos jokes about design being in his DNA. His great-grandfather and grandfather were skilled craftsmen and his father founded Maupertuus, the pioneering design store in the Dutch city of Groningen. Yet he refuses to put design on a pedestal. In his words, "design should be humble." He dislikes "the intellectual approach towards 'design matters.' Emotion is, in my opinion, key to a successful product."