As a kid J.P. Meulendijks liked to design tree houses, model air planes, and skateboard ramps. From this the wish emerged to become a designer of aeroplanes and so he decided to study engineering. However, he soon realised that form was far more interesting to him than mere function, and so he changed to the Fontys Academy in Sittard (Netherlands) where he took a degree in droduct design. To some extent he succeeded fulfilling his declared goal - to make life more beautiful - with his products, having worked for differrent international companies by now. One of them is next home collection. For next J.P. Meulendijks has designed and realised Blade.