In 1993, Des Bouvrie moved his design studio from Bussum to Naarden-Vesting. Together with his partner Monique, he converted the listed building 'Het Arsenaal' into a design studio producing unequalled class in interior design, architecture and product development. Des Bouvrie and his team create total designs with an eye for detail. Each project both at home and abroad are handled with passion and care from start to finish. Jan des Bouvrie has always kept a key aim in mind: designs for everybody. Precisely while the prevailing school of thought was that design was for the elite, Bouvrie believed the opposite. He started developing affordable high-quality products and introduced the concept 'democratic design' to the Netherlands.