by Jan des Bouvrie
‘First and foremost, a piece of furniture should serve people, it should be comfortable, you should feel good in it.’
Started collaborating with Gelderland in 1969
Jan des Bouvrie worked for Gelderland for more than 50 years. The collaboration began in 1969, with the iconic Cube Sofa. It was the beginning of a yearslong collaboration, and many other pieces of furniture followed, such as the 601 Oberman armchair, the 7880 Embrace sofa and the 6511 series. In honour of his 50th anniversary as a designer for Gelderland, Des Bouvrie designed the 7950 Allure sofa.