Rik ten Velden is a furniture and product designer. His designs are based on research and experiment with material and manufacturing techniques. He aims to express the beauty of material through clear constructions.
The femme chair is a part of the knotted collection. This collection started with a visit to the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. There he received a crash course in knotting techniques used on ships from two senior craftsman. He knotted for three months to perfect his technique. For the lamp and the chair seating only a single rope is used. The forms reflect the maritime inspiration of the knotted collection
The Urchin Pendant Lamps are a part of the knitted collection, inspired by experimentation with a beautiful knitting machine. This collection is created in collaboration with the Dutch textile lab by Textielmuseum in Tilburg. Removable woolen shades are applied at elegant steel frames. The construction makes it is easy to switch to a different shade.