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DESIGN INSPIRATION

2020 BART VOS

 

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.

Bart Vos

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 useable.