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Desire

by Jan des Bouvrie


Human desires are as varied as humans themselves. And if ever there was a seating system that could meet any personal preference, it is Jan des Bouvrie’s ‘Desire’. Its elements, which include integrated ottoman and table options, are available in an impressive range of shapes and sizes. ‘Desire’ allows for a highly individual take on the design of a seating area. 

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Base
Metal frame, wrapped in polyurethane foam, with a layer of hypoallergenic polyester fibre, 100% cotton inner cover.
Legs
Steel.
Seating elements
Wooden frame. Seat: polyurethane foam core in varying densities for optimum support and comfort, wrapped in a 100% cotton duvet filled with hypoallergenic polyester fibre.
Back
Polyurethane foam core in varying densities for optimum support and comfort, wrapped in a 100% cotton duvet filled with goose down and feathers.
Upholstery
Composition of fabrics depends on the customer’s choice of upholstery. Leathers are either aniline or pigmented/ sealed.
Table element
Anthracite stained ash, protected by a matt varnish.
Origin
Hand made in Italy

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Assembly
Each element – whether it is a seat, ottoman or table element – is a complete, single unit (without legs), that slots into place within the (padded/upholstered) open steel-legged base. It is these base elements that are coupled. This allows for an almost endless number of configurations.
Legs
Available in a silver or anthracite textured finish.
Upholstery
Fabric: removable, available in all fabrics from the LINTELOO collection. Leather: fixed, available in all leathers from the LINTELOO collection. Please note: leather upholstery requires more (visible) seams than fabric upholstery.
Special features
Standard stitching is ton-sur-ton, other colours upon request. Full set of fabric replacement covers available at 50% of the current purchase price. Leather replacement covers on request.
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Jan des Bouvrie

Jan des Bouvrie (1942-2020) has often been credited with ‘having painted the Netherlands white’.

Born into a family of furniture retailers, Jan went to the Rietveld Academy for fine arts & design in Amsterdam and subsequently established a name for himself with his 1969 design of the ‘Kubus’ (Cube) sofa for furniture brand Gelderland, still in production today.

When a client ordered one upholstered in white, it was like a light went on in Jan’s mind. He became a strong advocate of white, clean lines and open spaces, at a time when the average Dutch interior was rather stuffy and traditional.

Jan des Bouvrie quickly became a household name, because he turned his hand to everything, from furniture to industrial design, from ostensibly mundane objects to large-scale architectural projects. Many of his designs—and Jan himself—won numerous prestigious awards, and rightfully so. In 1993, he and his wife, Monique, set up ‘Het Arsenaal’, a leading interior and lifestyle store, which also housed Jan’s studio.

The two Jans—Te Lintelo and Des Bouvrie—went back longer than both cared to remember and collaborated until Des Bouvrie’s death, aged 78.

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