“my interest in interior design comes from growing up with it and always having it around me”
Bas Jonker is the owner of Piet Jonker Architectural Antiques. His father, Piet Jonker, founded the company more than 50 years ago. Since 2010 Bas has taken over the business. Bas has been involved in the company since his childhood, it is where he grew up:
“My interest in interior design and antiques has derived from growing up with it and always having it around me. As a little boy I went along with my father on purchase trips, he was always teaching me the tricks and skills.”
Since 2019 Bas Jonker can also be seen as an antiques expert in the Dutch Television program ‘Van Onschatbare Waarde’ by broadcaster Omroep Max.
Bas gives a tour around the company and explains where his passion for interior and antiques comes from:
Piet Jonker is still very involved with the company and can be found around the premises on a regular basis. Bas and Piet have been working together on a large garden auction in May 2021. In this video they tell how their specialization has grown and how the collection has been built up: