Basten Leijh was born in 1975. After following the direction 'Man and Mobility' at the Design Academy Eindhoven his graduation project, a city bike with a detachable handlebar that function as a U-shaped lock, was adopted by world's largest bicycle manufacturer Giant in 2002.
After several years of experience as a product designer and interior designer, he started his own design studio in 2005, Bleijh Concept & Design. The studio has grown into a multidisciplinary design agency and is well known for its innovative products and concepts. Including office chairs, adjustable desks, bicycles, packaging, waste disposal products and even nautical concepts came from his studio. Basten Leijh’s work is conceptual, but has also a highly functional character and is exhibited worldwide. He believes in total design solutions where the context and environment are as important as the product itself: “the product in its full experience.”Basten Leijh stands for integration of design in an early stage of the strategy of a company. This is why he often sits at the table at an early stage in the development of future plans or new initiatives. His motto: “Authentic, functional products that give you a smile... products that makes the world happy”.