Dutch designer Jan des Bouvrie dies, aged 78
Famous Dutch designer Jan des Bouvrie has passed away at age 78 after a battle with prostate cancer.
As an interior and product designer, he was probably best known for his 1969 ‘kubusbank sofa’, easily considered a design classic and still being sold today. In fact, it is said that his sofa is a symbol of modern Dutch interior design and can be found in the collections of both the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. As well, the Jan des Bouvrie Academy in Deventer, Overijssel was named after him. Last year, he celebrated his 50th anniversary as a designer at his studio Het Arsenaal in Naarden.
We wrote about him quite a while back: Des Bouvrie designs a mobile chalet.