Rik Ten Velden is a Dutch designer that commenced his design career through his fascination for knotting techniques. After spending extensive time at sea, he acquired the traditional Dutch sailor knotting methodologies. He developed an enthusiastic passion for applying his knotting knowledge into product design. Incorporating long-established Dutch maritime techniques into contemporary product design has been at the core of his approach since he launched his own studio. For all his designs, he utilizes a single-wire approach, whereby the products utilize one wire which is knotted continuously to deliver a unified end-product.