Studio Rik ten Velden is a furniture and product design studio based in Leiden, the Netherlands. The designs are based on research and experimentation with materials and manufacturing techniques. The studio aims to express the beauty of materials through clear constructions. Rik graduated in Furniture Design at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague in 2009.
Rik ten Velden started his knotted collection 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.