According to a lot of people, Aristos owns impossible multi-skills. Impossible, because they don't believe it's possible. Extensive proof has to be handed and only afterwards they are convinced that it's true anyway. Here a very comprehensive abstract of a life.
As soon as he was old enough, he went to a Higher Technical School at the age of sixteen. The content of the study was excellent, but the climate displeased him. It was a building full of technocrats, of which the inhabitants did not want to know anything at all of all the other disciplines and possibilities in the world. Most certainly not of the fine arts, which already than was at the centre of his interests. Nourished with two years of education in electronics, he quit and started working as a student nurse in a psychiatrical hospital. Although this was really a beautiful combination of work and education, which fitted him well, he couldn't envisage to stay in this profession till his sixty fifth year of life. So, after some additional basic education he entered university to study psychology. No problems here, but not enough. He tried to profit as much as possible from the study General Linguistics and Slavonic Languages at the same time. This still was not enough, so he added a part-time formation as choir director.
Then, after having finished his university with his doctoral degree certificate, he plunged in the proverbial hole. Although sponged with knowledge and skills, nobody chose to elect him for a job amongst the 400 other fresh baked psychologists. A post-doctoral education as hypnotherapist and later sexologist didn't change much this predicament.
So, he sat for an entrance examination for the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. Of course this had to be the most intensive evening and weekend education, since during the day he had to try to earn some money wherever possible. On the basis of the designs and realisations (e.g. table, chair, harpsichord, clavichord and other musical instruments) the admittance committee judged, that he could start in the second year immediately. Which he did of course. His study of 'Interior architecture and furniture design' could start now!
He learned a lot, but there were setbacks as well. There were, amongst other things which happened, teachers who proofed to be everything but artistic and who made curious remarks, smelling of jealousy. Still, sadly he had to end this school after one year, since finally he got offered a job as a translator in Brussels. An opportunity to good to pass by, since he still had to pay back his student loan.
In a nutshell: he occupied himself all his life with designing and creating - also in other areas, like the written word, the classical music and the interpersonal relationships of course.
This only was a peek in the life of the creator of the items on this site. Luckily he finally found a way to make you profit of his art.