In 1982, furniture-making shop De Stoof in Leidschendam was founded by Frans and Mieke Tielemans. Over the years De Stoof has become a household word for many residents in the Randstad and beyond. Now almost 37 years later, the son of Frans and Mieke, Wouter Tielemans is continuing this family business with his team of furniture makers.
“For us De Stoof is a symbol for coming home,” says Mieke Tielemans. “A stove gives warmth and with this name we want to reflect what a home means to us, a warm comfortable place.” A stove is a wooden box with holes in the top. One would place a glowing coal in a ceramics bowl in the wooden box and then place your feet on top to warm them. “That is what coming home should feel like, warm and comfortable.”