The Dutchman Raimond Puts (1937-2012) cannot be considered a real designer, but rather a technical designer and an "old school" inventor. His training and his studies are too different from those of modern designers: the young Raimond has been passionate about design since he was a child, playing with Meccano, and continues to experiment as a self-taught over the years, first tinkering with transistor machines and then moving on to various creations based on metals and recycled materials. At the basis of his creations there is an in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects and mathematics (a subject for which some sources cite him as a university professor, but it seems that it is a legend born precisely because of his extreme competence). An eclectic character, Puts gave life to all his inventions from a houseboat on the canals of Amsterdam, and achieved recognition and fame only late in life when his series of Raimond lamps was mass-produced by the Moooi brand. Immediately becoming a great design classic, this lamp earned him the Woonproduct award in 2010, a few years before his death.