Kho Liang Ie came to the Netherlands in about 1949 where he trained as an interior designer and designer at the Rietveld Academy. In 1958, he was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort. His contribution shifted Artifort’s focus to the top of the international market. Kho Liang Ie attracted foreign designers such as Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt, which has made his influence noticeable right up to the present day. As an interior designer, Kho Liang Ie made his name with his design for Schiphol Airport in the nineteen-sixties. In 1958, he was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort. Under his infl uence, Artifort shifted its focus to the top of the international market. Kho Liang Ie attracted various foreign designers, including Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt, and his infl uence is felt right up to the present day. Apart from being a celebrated furniture designer, Kho Liang Ie also made his name as an interior designer of offi ces, showrooms, theatres and art centres, among other things. He is mostly famous for the interior design of Schiphol Airport in the nineteensixties. His work exudes the purity, warmth and freedom with which he wishes to surround people. Kho Liang Ie died on 1 January 1975.