How did you become an interior designer?
Jeroen Bos: “I come from the fashion world. One day I made the switch to interior design and established Jeroen Bos Inside. As a stylist and concept designer, it is my passion to create commercial stores that inspire visitors. When I was looking for a new desk for in my office, I couldn’t find anything to my liking. I decided to design something myself. After I created The-Desk, I though: ‘I can sell this!’ And thus the first version of The-Desk was created. My designs are often cool, but also elegant. This way I hope to find a nice balance for a timeless design.”
What does sustainability mean to you?
“Everything is produced locally. The wood comes from the Ardennes and northern France. I try to acquire the other materials – such as glass, leather and stainless steel – from Dutch companies. By producing as much locally as possible, you require less transport. This allows you to create a sustainable product of high quality.”
Where do you get your inspiration from?
“Everything. Everything around you serves as inspiration, it all depends on how you use and remember it. Of course, it’s fun to visit fairs and exhibitions, but, to be honest, I’m not that interested in trends. If you stick to the trends too much, you can’t be a trendsetter. I try to be a free thinker.”
What motivates you the most?
“Creating new things. There’s nothing more fun than talking with people and subsequently creating beautiful things. That’s inspiring, and inspiration motivates you…”
What do ETC exhibitors offer customers and interior professionals?
“Together we offer an inspiring environment where ideas and interiors are born that are both innovative and of high quality. Here I can get in touch with the right audience. And above all else, it’s a nice environment to work in.”
What does the future of the interior design profession look like?
The personalisation of furniture will become increasingly important. I also think more interior renovation will take place.