Lex Pott is not afraid to use colour. In his house and in his work, bright hues are the key players. Born in Hilversum in the Netherlands, Lex graduated from the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2009 and has made a name for himself as an innovative designer, famous for his True Colours project – oxidising metals to create an array of different colours. He has also designed the Pivot shelf and Iso hook for Hay. Lex lives in an old area of Rotterdam, famous for its Oliebollenkraam – street sellers of the typical Dutch oliebollen fried doughnuts. “They’ve been awarded the best in the Netherlands a few times,” Lex says. “It is a tradition to buy them at New Year.” His house is split over two levels, with three bedrooms and an open kitchen. Lex has filled it with objects that reflect his personality – potted plants, paintings, statuettes and precious stones – it’s all in the details. “Everything has been collected over the years,” he says. “I’ve traded a lot of design pieces with friends and colleagues too.” His own work also features, such as the wooden Diptych totem in the living room or the sofa he designed for Dutch furniture brand Gelderland.