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 design have won prestigious prizes. In 1993, he and his wife Monique established leading interior and lifestyle store Het Arsenaal, where Jan also has his design studio.