Have you heard the name Pim van den Akker? I did not up until my trip to the AIFD National Symposium. My first experience hearing of him was from a customer, Kim Frys (winner of our 2012 National Design Contest) who was very excited to see Pim and said that he was one of her all-time design favorites! Well, that got my attention and then once I witnessed Pim on stage, I knew we were in for a treat! I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else work, create, and talk to an audience with such vigor – so much so that Pim became short of breath and sweaty, especially when he was crawling around underneath this tent like structure (it will make more sense when you see the pictures below). Not only were his designs super cool, but it was great fun to watch!