Royal VKB is the latest brand of the Dutch company, Koninklijke Van Kempen & Begeer. Founded in 1789, Koninklijke Van Kempen & Begeer has made history with durable stainless steel products and timeless silverware. Product development has always concentrated on solutions for modern man and his times.
Royal VKB has developed extraordinary and functional products in cooperation with outstanding Dutch designers. Royal VKB approaches the modern international consumer with an open mind for smart products. So the trick is in the thinking: "Thoughts for Food".
Royal VKB has grown expansively since its launch in 2005. Their products are available in numerous countries throughout the world and have won many prestigious international design awards.
Born in Barcelona in 1975, Roger Arquer graduated from ESDI (Escola Superior de Diseny Industrial) in 1998. Soon after graduating, he moved to New York where he worked for several designers and artists. In 2003, he moved to London to attend an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art (2003-2005). He opened his studio in London in 2005 and since then has worked for companies such as Royal VKB, Bosa, Eno, Thorsten Van Elten and Mathmos. He teaches at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell in London.