With his many years of experience as a product and concept developer, business partner and creative director within leading companies, and a number of brands he can call his own, Basten Leijh is considered an expert in the field of product design. In 2002, his graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven was adopted by world's largest bicycle manufacturer. Ever since, his designs are timeless and brimming with character, and he is known for creating environments in which fun and functional convenience merge seamlessly.
As creative director within the Ahrend Group, Basten Leijh is currently responsible for soft-seating, acoustics and privacy solutions. Since 2010, he focuses on modular design, and building unity of form: a common thread that runs through his many collections for Ahrend. Leijh’s talent for merging two separate worlds has led to the creation of a new design language. He has developed a bird's eye view that allows him to successfully combine brands from different industries, which is reflected in the lighting he has specially designed for Ahrend in collaboration with Modular Lighting Instruments. Throughout the years, Basten Leijh has received various awards for his work, and his designs have been displayed at a number of international exhibitions.