The two designers Emiel Vaessen (1958) en Gert Jan Vogel (1960) met at the Academy of Arts and Design in Rotterdam. In 1985 they started together the design agency Duo Design. Duo Design specializes in design, development and production of its own line of interior products.Simplicity of design, subtle details and the application of high quality materials lend the products an unmistakable ¨duodesign¨ signature.The collection is sold in a large number of countries and various designs from Duo Design are included in the collections of museums of modern art and design.
The brand stands for Jan Kurtz character and individuality. exquisite, natural and produced mainly in Europe and processed commodities make each jankurtz furniture a unique piece of high quality materials in exciting combinations. jankurtz furniture impress with intelligent and timeless design for life-style oriented people and real trendsetters who love the special. jankurtz is an expression of personal style and strong emotionality for live and live in their own home.