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Rick Minkes

Rick Minkes is Lensvelt’s Lead Product Developer.
He is the essential link between the designers and factories.

A proud Cum Laude graduate from Delft University, Rick earned his Master’s degree in Industrial Design with an internationally renowned thesis, the topic being: Office Furniture in a Flex Environment.

At Lensvelt, he keenly develops products together with Joep van Lieshout, Studio Job, Richard Hutten and Maarten Baas. Rick works efficiently, with a down-to-earth attitude and knows the essence of a design with academic precision, translating outlines into timeless, serial designs. His work is often depicted through sharp lines, clear volumes and pristine proportions.

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No Idea High 136_ Binst Architecture, Antwerpen

No Idea series

The No Idea is a series designed by Rick Minkes design in 2017.
The series is designed with the idea of a cubus in mind.

The No Idea High offers privacy and seclusion because of the exceptionally extended partition without overpowering a space. An ideal area to concentrate, have a quiet conversation or a private phone call. The use of upholstery work as sound absorbing walls.

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No Idea High 136_ Brand New Day project, by Chris Burghard, ÈMCÉ interior architecture

No Idea High 80_ at the Salone Del Mobile 2018

CEO Hans Lensvelt & Rick Minkes_ at the Salone Del Mobile 2018

The No Idea Low series is designed with the idea for comfort and quality. The series consists of three sofas and a club chair that fits in all types of office or home spaces catering to any design preference. 

Both No Idea High and No Idea Low can be combined to create timeless office spaces which give an anonymous feel but also inspire the creative mind.

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Orion College_ Architectenbureau Micha de Haas, Arjan Dubois


RNA Collection

This collection embodies timelessness, functionality, comfort and affordability. Rick's love for defined shapes, clear volumes and purity is exemplified through this it.

RNA Chair is the first addition to the RNA collection which is a timeless, stackable, comfortable and affordable chair. chair. In combination with a lightweight steel frame, the RNA 141 Chair is the perfect stackable chair for the contract market.

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The timeless RNA chair

The RNA Lounge chair combined with the RNA 041 Ottoman

The RNA 341 lounge chair exudes timelessness, functionality, comfort and affordability. This chair combines perfectly with the RNA 041 Ottoman. With its sleek and lightweight steel frame.

The RNA 041 Ottoman with its sleek and lightweight steel frame in combination with upholstered circular top, the roundness of the shape will create a calming flow in any space it is placed in. 

The RNA 641 barstool has a sleek and lightweight steel frame, comfy padded upholstered seat and back offer a minimal yet contemporary design statement.

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The RNA chair is stackable, comfortable and affordable

RNA chair In combination with a lightweight steel frame

RNA Barstool at The Farm Kitchen_ by architect Sheryl Leysner, photos by Ruwe Bolster

RNA Barstool at The Farm Kitchen_ by architect Sheryl Leysner, photos by Ruwe Bolster