Inside the Ideas (and Studio) of Amsterdam-Based Designer Khodi Feiz

As a designer, Khodi Feiz is not stylistically dogmatic, but is instead “guided by totally different impulses,” he says. The cofounder of Feiz Design Studio elaborates, “A curve of a lamppost can inspire the shape of a fork in your hand, or the rigorous grid of a building can inspire the structure for a keyboard.”

For Feiz, design is a holistic creative process, a way of seeing the world that can be applied to a variety of tasks, scenarios, and project briefs. Over the course of his three-decade-long career, Feiz has used this approach to design everything from personal electronics to furniture.

This year, his eight-person firm, known for its intuitive-use furniture and products, introduces two collections created with Artifort and Studio TK, a contract brand that stands out for its exclusive focus on social workspaces. The two product families use organic shapes, curved lines, and matte finishes, which have become Feiz Design Studio hallmarks.

Assorted seating prototypes.  Courtesy Eva Roefs

Assorted seating prototypes. Courtesy Eva Roefs

Each collection responds to the changing needs of the contemporary workplace, but in distinct ways. Beso, the result of a collaboration between Studio TK and Artifort, draws on residential inspiration for multiple work modes. The line of chairs and stools—with their smooth, upholstered seats and minimalist wood or metal legs—would suit an apartment as much as an office, and reflects the increasingly casual and collaborative nature of work.