rENs is a design duo. And what they do is create fresh, modern designs. They always go their own way, but actively pursue collaboration. Spontaneity is important to them, but they perform extensive research before getting down to work, and love exploring boundaries.
rENs (Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren) operates as a duo in order to enable continuous sparring and pushing each other to the limit. This creates the twist in many of their designs, this makes them astound the outside world with each and every project. And to be honest, quite often they astound themselves as well.
Desso is a global carpets, carpet tiles and sport pitches company, active in more than 100 countries. Desso products are supplied to corporate offices, education, healthcare, government, homes and also hotels, cruise liners and airlines. It also produces world leading sports surfaces such as the DESSO GrassMaster®, which has been installed at the home grounds of premier football sides and at the football ‘temple’ Wembley.
Today, most people spend on average 90% of their time indoors which has led to the company’s vision: ‘How to make the floor work for our health and wellbeing’.
Our mission is to ensure that we develop unique products that deliver a much improved indoor environment that maximises people’s health and wellbeing and ultimately their performance. This is driven by our innovation programme based on the three pillars of Creativity, Functionality and Cradle to Cradle® design.