rick minkes Rick Minkes (1986, Groningen, the Netherlands) is Lensvelt’s Lead Product Developer: an essential link between the designers and factories.

A Cum Laude graduate of Delft University, Rick earned his Master’s degree in Industrial Design with an internationally renowned thesis on office furniture in a flex environment. At Lensvelt, he develops products with Joep van Lieshout, Studio Job, Richard Hutten & Nina Graziosi. Working efficiently and with a down-to-earth attitude, he knows how to extract the essence of a design with academic precision, translating outlines into timeless, serial designs. Love for sharp lines, clear volumes and pristine proportions form the foundation of my work.