Jac. (J.P.) van den Bosch

The Netherlands 1868 - 1948

Jacob Pieter van den Bosch (Amsterdam, 1868 - Haarlem, 1948), better known as Jac. van den Bosch, was an influential architect and furniture and interior designer at the beginning of the 20th century. Van den Bosch was taught at the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid in Amsterdam by P.J.H. Cuypers, the architect of the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Central Station. Van den Bosch founded together with H.P. Berlage 't Binnenhuis, a furniture workshop in Amsterdam that was active from 1900 to 1929. Here, many Dutch Art Nouveau furniture designs by Van den Bosch were executed. In his designs he tried to unite art, craft and industry.