Creative Studio Space: Roderick Vos Rocks


This is the most eclectic showroom and studio space we’ve seen in a while, but at the same time, it’s also one of the most design forward and appealing places, too. Ultra modern and stylish — and of course, all the products are designed by Roderick Vos. The Bucket Lights are a fantastic idea, aren’t they? The light comes out of the bottom of the planter, so there’s plenty of green to go around. And it highlights the house plants so nicely! The circular staircase in the studio is decidedly Gaudi – with a curved line and cut outs in the risers. There’s great green coverage in the space – from the plants in the Bucket Lights to the wall of green grasses and ground cover. (Plants not only look great, but they replenish the oxygen in the air!) While Studio Roderick Vos has a well-designed and user-friendly web store, they felt it important for the public to be able to see the products together, in use. And look at the centerpiece of their office! It appears to be a light switching station – modeled after the old railway information poles. What a striking piece of functional art. We think Roderick Vos rocks!


Bucket Lights have lights in the bottom of hanging house plant pots – they look great!


The circular staircase is Gaudi-like.


A grouping of Vos designs shows the complexity between pieces.


The living green wall is a perfect contrast to the Vos Shu table in red.


Roderick Vos is an industrial designer whose time has come.


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Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.