Dutch Design was becoming a world brand in the nineties but Jan te Lintelo, who launched his first Linteloo furniture collection in 1993, wanted to go even further. Jan was born into a family of furniture retailers and therefore appreciated the craftsmanship from a young age. After several years of working with a cabinetmaker, Jan decided to start his own company. He started a new concept in 1995 – the now famous ‘feel-good factor’. The design for easy living with comfortable sofas and chairs was a big success in The Netherlands and soon other countries followed.
The first collection showed new designs by promising young designers such as Edward van Vliet, Roderick Vos, and Roland Costeris. In 1994 for his initiative Jan won the prestigious Mobilia award.
The ‘feel-good factor’ theme now ties together the Linteloo furniture range. This translates into their soft furnishings in a relaxed, shabby chic style using crushed linens and cushions with sink-in softness. The right balance between structure and softness in their seating range is a result of in-depth research into the ideal combination of down, feather and foam.
Alongside the traditional neutral range of colours sits eye-popping colours in fabrics, lacquers and detailing. Linteloo painted their showroom in Milan Dutch orange for the Milan Furniture Fair in 2012 and introduced a new range of colours curated by Anya van de Wetering. Acid green, aqua, burnt orange, reds and pinks all made an appearance.
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