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DESIGN INSPIRATION

2015 JAN TE LINTELO

Stretch out looooong. And stretch out loooooow. Utterly relaxed, that is the
‘Southampton’ modular series by Jan te Lintelo. If you are looking for a sofa
that is inviting, comfortable, extremely versatile and easily adapted to meet
your own particular idea of the perfect seating arrangement—this is it.
Is your motto: ‘there is no such thing as too many cushions’? Or are you of
the ‘sleek and sober, that’s me’ species? With ‘Southampton’, you decide.

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.