Today I want you to just lean back and enjoy this petite journey across the pond to the beautiful Netherlands.
I’ve been a fan of Igrid Jansen’s handmade stols from recycled wood and wool covers for a while, and today she’ll be sharing her story with us with many link treasures.
Make yourself a cup of tea and let’s get started:
Where did you grow up and what did you work with before you started wood & wool stool?
I grew up in Zwolle, a small town in the Netherlands near the forrest.
I had several jobs and was always busy making things working on my interior in my spare time.
I’m still working 3 days a week in the coolest hotel of the Netherlands Villa-Augustus,
were I have my weekly Thursday flowerday and 2 days I work in the market cafe.
Would you tell us the story behind the creation of wood & wool stool? And what your plans are for the future for you and the company?
The very first wood & wool stool I’ve made of scrapwood we brought from our hollidays in Greece and it was for our home. Because it needed ‘something’ I made a cover of colorful crochet.
Friends and friends of friends liked it and asked me to make one for them.
After some stools the idea of starting my ‘wood & wool business’ was born. Eversince I’ve been creating several other objects, with my favourite materials wood and wool. My passion is photography and I would love to make my own book once…
What and who inspires you?
Travelling and visiting cities inspires me.
There is also very much inspiration to find on the internet
Could you tell me a bit about where you live and share some of your favorite restaurants, cafes, shops, museums, galleries, etc?
Do you have any favorite blogs, magazines, shops or designers?
My favorite blogs are quite some, I really like the scandinavian style, as for example of FRYD & DESIGN.
Anthropologie is my favorite shop (and brocantes)
And for updates on her life and work, go here to swing by her great blog!
Isn’t it inspiring to get a sneak peak behind someones work, their story ?
If you know someone or you yourself have a story like this you’d like to share with us, then feel free to email me. I’m always open for suggestions.
Photos via Wood wool stool