13-03-2012, 17 hours, auditorium
Free Public Lecture organized by the Interior Architecture department. The fifth lecture in a series of six
Hans Lensvelt(Lensvelt. Products and PROJECTS), Breda: FREE AND INDEPENDENT.
TO INSPIRE AND CONTRIBUTE.
My personal ambition is not managing a company: Discussions with banks, accountants, lawyers, consultants, etc.
Not my thing. I am a true entrepreneur. I love to start new businesses. I have started many. One of them is MOOOI.
Another is a sheet metal production plant in Shanghai, Working with a small motivated team.
The bar is still sky high. 16 hours a day. With humor. With pleasure. At least ten decisions a day!!!
The beauty is through my work I’m bridging the creative world and the business world. Great that I can realize the ideas of designers. Great that I can generate a source of income in the form of royalties for the designers and so they can develop themselves and that they can continue their important work. Great that I can make people happy and proud with my products. We create the most amazing products. Fantastic that I can offer my clients solutions for their needs and problems. I worked with, for instance, Wiel Arets, the architect of our headquarters built in 1997, also Rem Koolhaas, Maarten van Severen, Alain Berteau, Joep van Lieshout, Richard Hutten, Marcel Wanders, Diederik Fokkema, Eline Strijkers, Piet Hein Eek, Ronald Hooft, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of JOB Studio, Paolo Rizzatto, Francisco Gomez Paz and Fabio Novembre, really amazing for us all.