OXO signature is based on the strength of 3 professionals with each their own subject matter expertise and business. Lars is the architect in steel, Didy is the stylist and Albert does provide exceptional rare wood. We started our design journey based on the belief that we are better together and that we will make the difference!
More about the people behind OXO signature…. the concept owners….
Didy Schutte - Di-Design
Is a professional interior designer, who specializes in custom-made designs for private individuals and companies. Based on her analysis of the room to be set up and her customer’s wishes she creates a complete design, including styling and, if required, purchase guidance. Atmosphere, color and use of materials are coordinated so that the interior gets a harmonious and personal appearance.
She also earned her spurs internationally. With several villas in Spain and South Africa and a unique and luxurious Tented Lodge in Botswana, she has proven to complete large international projects with fantastic results.
Didy likes to be active outdoors and regularly travels the globe to find new inspiration. With her passion for atmosphere and styling she is one of the initiators of the unique tables of OXO signature. In addition, she will soon reveal a completely new luxurious cushions line.
Lars Courage - COURAGE architecten
The many different interests from the Architect Lars Courage characterise him; motorbikes, cars, traveling, culture, a Bourgondian lifestyle, a family man, a friend but also a hard worker. Full determination to achieve a goal and bringing other people along with him.
By exploring together with the client and using what drives them, an uncommon design is created on which client will respond with ‘that’s right’! Not traditional but innovative, with different products, other construction methods, surprising materials and this all in an rightful way.
Starting a design by incorporating daylight from the start is one of the important reasons why COURAGE designs with glass and steel. Bringing in the light and allowing sight.
The architect of light and steel does not only focus on buildings but on the whole experience of the premises, space and product. Interior and product design are closely connected to architecture and almost inseparable. The signature is always clearly present.
Since Lars and his wife Christa started COURAGE architects in 2001, a lot of projects have been realised. With these projects they have received a lot of architectural awards and (inter)national publications.
Albert Hakkers - OXO Lodge
Has a successful international career in Human Resources Management en worked as senior executive in management boards of companies like AT&T, Microsoft and Diageo. He does enjoy sports and activities in nature, Furthermore he has passion for design and architecture.
Albert lived and worked in various countries and is very interested in other cultures. He has an international mindset. Together with his wife he established OXO Lodge a company that is specialized in exclusive tables and sculptures from tropical hardwood. Their collection is carefully locally sourced by themselves and shipped to the Netherlands. For this they frequently travel to countries like Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Besides business and travel Albert makes himself available for charity. He is Chairman of Royal Polo at the Palace. A charity Polo weekend at the ”Palace Het Loo" in his hometown Apeldoorn.
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