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Relax Sofa

c. 2016

by Jan des Bouvrie
for Linteloo

Relax Sofa

by Jan des Bouvrie
for  Linteloo

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The Linteloo Relax Modular sofa, created by Jan des Bouvrie, repre­sents the pinna­cle of relax­ation, designed to offer unpar­al­leled comfort and luxury.

The design philos­o­phy behind Relax marries elegance with versa­til­ity. Its slender, low profile embod­ies a discreet charm, seam­lessly inte­grat­ing into any envi­ron­ment. However, its modular nature truly sets Relax apart – a design that speaks to your indi­vid­u­al­ity and comfort preferences.

The Relax sofa boasts loose back cush­ions that you can rearrange to offer a canvas for person­al­ized relax­ation. Whether you’re engrossed in a book, leisurely loung­ing, or simply resting your eyes,’ these cush­ions adapt to your needs.


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.

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