3. What is a common prejudice about your work?
"There is a lot hidden behind one little drawing. Making a subject in a 3D drawing is actually only the beginning. The moment we put the first lines on paper the cogs start turning, what does that do with the cost price, how am I going to make this, are the looks good, does it fit the bike, what is the availability of a part, of a material and so on and so forth. So there's a lot more behind just the one technical drawing that's there."
4. What is your most memorable Van Raam moment?
"My best moment was when I worked here for six months. I remember when I first started here, I was asked whether you actually do something with music and I admitted that I like to sing and was immediately told that we have our own house band. So at that time, I didn't really know what to imagine, but during the Christmas party of 2019, we gave a wonderful performance with the Van Raam Lekkâh Band and I think that was one of the most memorable moments. And we also hope to perform again soon as Van Raam Band."
5. What is your favorite Van Raam bike?
"This is the OPair, my favourite Van Raam bicycle. This bike makes it possible for people in wheelchairs to sit on the bike and experience it with the wind through their hair. This bike was a challenge for our engineers because we also wanted the wheelchair to be like a wheelchair, which is why it is divisible and can actually be used as a wheelchair by our user."