"Each of my designs is imbued with my fascination with technique and materials and the need to embrace and understand them and how this interplay defines the process", says Klaas Kuiken (1984). Thus, having graduated from the ArtEZ School of Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010, he not only embarked on a career as an independent designer, but also proved to be a skilled craftsman and inquisitive inventor.

Klaas is keen to explore the issue of mass production, especially with respect to product identity and originality. He loves flooring but prefers walking on virgin snow and sand.