Jan des Bouvrie

Dutch designer

Jan des Bouvrie (3 August 1942 – 4 October 2020) was a Dutch architect, interior and product designer. He was best known for his 1969 "kubusbank sofa", now considered a design classic. Des Bouvrie was known as a distinguished lecturer at various design academies.

Jan des Bouvrie
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Jan des Bouvrie
Born(1942-08-03)3 August 1942
Died4 October 2020(2020-10-04) (aged 78)
Naarden
NationalityDutch
OccupationDesigner
AwardsDutch Furniture Award, 1999[1]
Websitejandesbouvrie.nl

The design college Jan des Bouvrie Academy, in Deventer is named after him.

Des Bouvrie died in Naarden on 4 October 2020, aged 78.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liesbeth den Besten, "In het nieuwe wonen zijn binnenmuren overbodig," Trouw, 11 september 1999.
  2. "Interieurontwerper Jan des Bouvrie (78) overleden" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 4 October 2020. Archived from the original on 4 October 2020.