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George

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

2019 JAN TE LINTELO

 

Designed by Jan te Lintelo in 2019, on the occasion of LINTELOO’s 25th
anniversary, ‘George’ was inspired by the lifestyle of those who have the
great fortune of living on the beautiful shores of Lake Como. A popular retreat
since Roman times, the atmosphere around the lake is as sophisticated as it
is relaxed. Voilà, enter ‘George’, with its airy feel—achieved by those thin and
elegant legs—, its inviting, generous cushions, and its afternoon nap-ready
high back.

Jan te Lintelo

Jan te Lintelo was born on January 6th 1954 into a family of furniture retailers in Haaksbergen in the eastern part of The Netherlands. Growing up Jan was surrounded by the beautiful furniture from his parents shop, this meant he gained an understanding on the skills and great craftsmanship ofartisans and architects from an early age. Jan studied furniture manufacturing at the HMC in Rotterdam specialising in craftsmanship and creativity but also the entrepreneurship of the trade and worked in sales for Dutch cabinetmaker Pastoe and the famous upholstery factory Gelderland. In 1994 he decided to start his own company and create his own collection of furniture. Using his experience in manufacturing combined with the feedback and wishes from his clients he designed the first collection himself, fast becoming one of the most successful modern furniture collections. His modern designs are characterized by great craftsmanship with generous proportions with comfort and style as essential qualities.