at The Idea Factory, where the future of home and living is created.
At The Idea Factory we nurture and cherish the unique and exclusive power of people: Creativity & Dedication. With this passion we design the future of home and Good Living.
A designer with a big love for technology combined with a great design. Jonne’s favorite material is casted aluminium, something he hates is plastic stuff. He would bike an extra mile for a cheeseburger from Burgermeester in Amsterdam. However San Francisco is not a bad city either. One day he will build his own house, this house must have a fireplace. Actually every house should have one according to Jonne.
Designer/architect Berber is a real globetrotter. She hops in and out of planes like a cuckoo, which she is not. She is currently working on the European Collection. Her design heroes are Tadao Ando and Paola Navona. At the moment Berber lives in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Soon she is getting married to a Spanish guy. If she is not designing furniture, she may be creating some really good food.
If it would be up to Marjolijn, a big robust table with a lot of chairs around is something that must not be forgotten in a room. She is a designer that loves to work with reclaimed wood and exfoliated metal. On the other hand: too much color and plastic window frames are a no go for her. Marjolijn loves New York and pizzas. Her dream is to travel around the world, this may come sooner than she thinks…
Kelly lives in her favorite city Haarlem. Good for her that our offices are based here as well. Her favorite materials to design with are wood and stone. No, she does not like too fancy colors on the walls. Ratatouille is her favorite food, to be eaten at a big wooden table, which ought to be in each home anyway. And here we have another one who would loves to travel the world. Dreams come true at The Idea Factory all the time.
Terri takes care of us, actually she takes care of our lunch but that is just an understatement. She is a real caretaker of happiness with her love for food, pots and jars. Terri is an ambassador of the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution. She treats vegetables in a way you have never seen/tasted before. If you need her, she will be in our wanna have kitchen. Need inspiration? Go and have a chat with this great American/Italian girl.
Kosay. Who is Kosay? You might hear that in our offices, because this big guy is always on the move. With lots and lots of experience in production and buying, Kosay is our product and resource director abroad. Lately you can find him a lot in Eastern Europe, especially Romania. Always scouting for suppliers that can deliver the quality we are looking for. If he is in Haarlem, you will know…
Guy is our CFO and that means he takes care of nearly anything but the actual designing of furniture. His all-time favorite design is a car: the Ferrari 330 GTS. For his favorite dish ‘Bife de Lomo’ Guy has to go to South America, which fits with his dream to take part in the famous rally The Carrera Panamericana driving top speed on public highways for a week in Mexico.
Ramazan is our office hunk. Not just because all the women adore him, he is just the best colleague you can imagine. Any questions? Ask Ramazan. Usually Guy is the one who asks the questions as Ramazan is his big support in working with figures. In a former life Ramazan was a cook, which is still a hobby. If you’re looking for him, try the kitchen. We think that he favors to support Terri, our Chef.
Julia loves summertime. Actually she is a bit sunny herself. In summer she loves a fine picnic in the park. Her favorite dish is cous cous cold served with apple, chicken en avocado. Julia loves to combine modern furniture white vintage ornaments or statement pieces with unique print. Now she gets around by bike, but within a few years she wants to drive an old VW Beatle. She lives in Utrecht today, in the center of the Netherlands, but you’ll never know where the future will bring her.
Nina has lived in Amsterdam all of her life. She loves her city and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Making long walks, or cycling, through Amsterdam is something she can do endlessly. Last summer she also fell in love with Indonesia, but her traveling wish list is still very long. Nina has a strong distaste for impersonal interiors. She loves combining different styles, materials and patterns. For Nina, no interior is complete without a little courage and color. Her favorite food is Thai food.
Melanie lives in Haarlem, Holland’s best place to live, only 5-minute bikes ride from the office. Her biggest passion is traveling and tasting the food from all over the globe. She likes to mix old en new furniture to let your interior tell his own story. For the future she hopes to inspire people with her creativity and designs.