International study and experience has deeply influenced the design work of Roderick Vos. Born in the Netherlands in 1965, he spent much of his early career living, designing, and drawing inspiration from abroad, including spending time in Munich and Tokyo before living in Indonesia from 1990 – 1996. After returning to Groningen, Netherlands he put his design efforts in creative endeavors for the Maupertuus furniture store. Since 2004 he has been concentrating his work on product design alongside Claire Teenwen, his wife, at the Roderick Vos Studio. Vos believes that being involved in the manufacturing process is just as key to a design as the initial sketches.