The designer - Stijn van Oss

Stijn van Oss is a Dutch born entrepreneur who learned about nature by skiing the high mountains of the Alps as a young professional athlete, teacher and trainer.

With a degree as a Staatlich Gepr├╝fter Schilehrer he learnd to interpret the weather, the snow, feel the cold and understand the meaning of being self-supporting in the mountains and the great outdoors. He went to Lapland, where he discovered his emotional and spiritual homeland. In this land of unspoiled and majestic nature he became aware of the quality of life by the people who have lived and maintained this land for ages, like kings living in their castle. He became an experienced woodcarver, after being taught in the traditional woodcarving crafts.

With the Muoto Muki project, SVOSS combines nature and manmade culture into a body of fine porcelain and handcrafted cups for enjoying just that drink, where we all gain our best ideas from: Coffee. Good coffee.

Stijn van Oss / SVOSS is founder of The Maker Sessions a booking platform who design creative sessions and workshops for companies and groups, aiming to refuel the imagination, spark new interests, and cut through the digital clutter of modern day living with accessible, and enjoyable Maker Sessions.

Check out the short documentary 'The WoodMasters' , directed by Wouter Kingma, where Stijn shares his passion about woodcarving, his love for wood and what spending time in Nature means to him.

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Besides The Maker Sessions he is owner of StoneKraft, internationally operating as a creative lead & producer for corporate experiences and brand activations. Strong in producing custom live experiences for team related gatherings, with a high focus and specialism in Outdoor.

As a Brand Ambassador for Bergans of Norway he is responsible for the Bergans Energy Events. Sustainable 24 hour events filled up with storytelling, outdoor clinics, product testing & training. Organized for outdoor retailers throughout Europe. All held in remote outdoor environments to inspire, enable and share the best outdoor experiences.