Ruud Jan Kokke was born in 1956. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Arnhem and started his own studio in 1986. He has designed various consumer items, beds, chairs, lamps, displays and even a soccer arena for the city of Rotterdam. Ruud Jan Kokke designs products with high visual quality and functionality. His work can be found in the collections of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, MoMA New York, and Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne.