Like most designers, Van Hulsteijn has got himself one of those very pretty but quite useless Flash driven websites. This seems to be a rule with anyone with a design bent. You could even judge their place within the design world by visiting their website. The less useful the website the more revered the designer.
Thankfully the article in Treadlie has some useful information.
Van Hulsteijn (my inner voice says something like van-hool-stein…if you’re Dutch feel free to correct me) is a Dutch bloke with a background in furniture design. According to conventional thought, not being a bicycle designer allows him to follow an unconventional path to bicycle design. Hence the beautiful curves of the Van Hulsteijn.
Anyone who take a cursory look at this bike would expect a fair deal of compliance in the rear. Van Hulsteijn’s mate Damhuis (damn-hoos?) defends it’s horizontal compliance, saying the rear end is nice and stiff laterally but that the seat has a bit of spring, like “perfect suspension” (Quote from Treadlie.)