Whether as a coffee table or elegant slender bench (with optional
cushion), the ‘Bimu’ by Dutch designer Bart Vos is a versatile piece of furniture.
Of course, you can dress the ‘Bimu’ with favourite books, a piece of art or a
statement lamp, but even without any adornment, ‘Bimu’ is utterly beautiful.
The masterly application of the liquidambar wood veneer underlines its
ostensibly simple construction, whereas the richness of the grain is enhanced
by (optional) stains and varnishes.
Talk about design being part of your genetic makeup: his father is renowned designer Henk Vos,
one of his brothers is equally renowned designer Roderick Vos. As a matter of fact, Bart Vos is
preceded by no less than three generations of furniture makers. It was only a couple of years since
Bart graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, when his father asked him—aged
just 24 at the time—to design the ground-breaking Maupertuus building for the Vos emporium in
Groningen. Today, Bart is Vos Interieur’s creative director, responsible for interior design projects
in the Netherlands and abroad. And he regularly turns his hand to furniture, for various
international brands, including Linteloo. His awareness of and interest in ‘the real world’, outside
the confines of a showroom or studio, shine through in his designs: extremely beautiful yet utterly