Johan van Hengel was trained as an industrial designer in The Hague. During his years at Feiz Design Studio, he developed an interest in furniture, lighting, and accessory design. Tor, a convenient side table he designed for Montis (a collaboration with Ralf Lamble), earned him a Talent Award. Various Dutch and Scandinavian design companies have commissioned his designs. Van Hengel has an eye for distinctive details that elevate everyday consumer objects and furniture pieces.