Piet Boon is one of the most relevant and iconic designers of our time, and belongs to most famous Dutch architects and interior designers. Together with a creative director Karin Meyn, Piet leads his own team of designers, interior designers and architects completing projects around the world for a constantly growing group of clients.
He was born in the Netherlands in 1958. He started his career as a contractor, developing his eye and understanding of structure and function through the building process. In 1982 Boon founded his own design studio which he runs with Karin Meyn. Based in Oostzaan, near Amsterdam, the studio employs the best architects, designers and interior designers. They produce furniture, architecture and interiors, and is are recognised specialists in delivering total concept design solutions.
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Those who wonder how Piet Boon succeeded to break through as a top designer not only in the Netherlands but also internationally, one look at his collection of furniture and home designs will provide the answer.
RESTAURANT ‘THE JANE’ IN ANTWERP – The most iconic project
Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril created their “fine dining meets rock ’n roll” restaurant vision together with Piet Boon over three years ago in a mythical location in Antwerp; the chapel of a former military hospital. Piet Boon Studio, responsible for the interior design and styling of The Jane, since then collaborated in the chapel’s unique transformation into a high-end, contemporary restaurant with international allure where experience is key.
Based on belief in authenticity, functionality and materials that ‘age beautifully’ designers chose to restore only the highly necessary in the chapel and hence preserve the rest. The original ceiling among others conveys the pure, understated and respectful environment that serves as the authentic host for the ultimate fine dining experience.
“My background as a builder proves to be a huge advantage in my work as a designer. It allows me to speak the language of those who execute our designs, but it is also important for our clients to see that we know what we are doing and talking about. 6sqft,” July 2013