Frans van der Wielen (in 1981 graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven) founded YLIX Designstudio. He is a versatile product designer with extensive knowledge in the field of furniture design.
Van der Wielen also invents new products and systems and already has a number of patents to his name. Van der Wielen also focuses on styling, interior design, corporate identity and routing. Frans van der Wielen for Ahrend Soft Seating seating design: the Café Bank, Mileto-loungechair and Napoli bank. His latest design is the Ahrend Living Wall.