Unwind with.. Roel Vaessen

How does ixxi work?
Ixxi is a decorative wall system that allows you to create your very own piece of wall art. By connecting the ixxi x’s and i’s, you can create your own interior product in any size possible. Follow our easy online module to create your own collage or select an inspiring image from the ixxi image bank.

How do you relax/switch off?
I like to run, to watch movies, to visit good restaurants with friends, browse magazines, clicking ixxi’s, de-clicking ixxi’s…

Favourite film?
Donnie Darko

Favourite blog/website?
Online desktop www.nalden.net, and image bookmarking sites www.thefancy.com, and www.ffffound.com

What’s your guilty pleasure?
It’s a cliché but I am addicted to chocolate (this means a lot of running during the week...)

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
I was told to become an independent designer after I graduated from art school.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Graffiti6 - Colours

What’s on your ixxi?
The ixxi special Girl With A Pearl Earring is still my favourite. I like pixels and I like the work of Vermeer. I think we created a new version of an icon. I also have the work of The Threatened Swan of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in my bedroom.

Roel Vaessen is one of the founders of ixxi, a modular hanging system that joins cards together in a pattern to create wall art.