Jan des Bouvrie (1942) is a household name in the Netherlands. His parents owned a furniture shop in Bussum. After graduating from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, he developed his signature style with clean lines and a lot of white. Jan des Bouvrie made design affordable and more familiar to the general public. He not only designs furniture but also industrial products, and he carries out interior and architectural projects all over the world. Both Jan himself and many of his designs have won prestigious prizes. In 1993, he and his wife Monique established “Het Arsenaal” a leading interior and lifestyle store, where Jan has his design studio.