The company yields well-crafted, usable designs—with plenty of that famous Dutch tongue-in-cheek sensibility—that can all be made affordably. "Most young designers produce very limited editions of their work because big companies are not quick to license them. We provide a way for them to mass-manufacture and make them affordable," Le Noble says.
Zahid Sardar is an author specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. He currently writes the Material World column for the San Francisco Chronicle.