Experience the epitome of versatility with the Desire Sofa, thoughtfully crafted by renowned designer Jan des Bouvrie for Linteloo. This extraordinary seating system is designed to cater to your individual preferences, offering a multitude of possibilities to suit your unique style.
At its core, Desire consists of various elements, each meticulously designed for both function and aesthetics. These elements encompass integrated ottomans and table options, available in an extensive array of shapes and sizes. What sets Desire apart is the ingenious engineering of its components.
Each element, whether it’s a seat, ottoman, or table component, is a self-contained unit without legs. These units elegantly slot into place within the padded and upholstered open steel-legged base, providing both stability and flexibility. It’s this base that forms the foundation for countless configurations, allowing you to create seating arrangements tailored precisely to your needs.
Choose from an enticing selection of leg finishes, available in either a silver or anthracite textured finish, to harmonize with your interior aesthetic. Desire is further customizable with upholstery options in fabric or leather from the collection. Whether you prefer a subtle, tone-on-tone standard stitching or desire a striking contrast, your vision is brought to life with this sofa.
Elevate your living space with the Desire Sofa, where comfort, style, and adaptability unite to make your seating dreams a reality.
Jan des Bouvrie
Jan des Bouvrie 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. He 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 strongly advocated for 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 creations—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.