DUTCH DE­SIGNER

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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.

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