Dutch furniture company Bovenkamp was active in the 1950s and 1960s, based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. While little information about the company’s history has survived, Bovenkamp chairs, lounges, and tables are seeing something of a revival on the secondary market today, attracting enthusiastic collectors thanks to the furniture’s solid, hardwood construction and clean, sculptural lines—clearly influenced by Scandinavian design examples popular in the postwar era. Bovenkamp furniture is easily identified through the company’s mark found on the undersides each piece.
Some dealers in vintage Bovenkamp furniture assert that the company began life as an importer of Scandinavian furniture before opting to produce its own line in the Netherlands, and that this accounts for the Danish design-inspired tapered legs, elegant joinery, and heavy use of teak. As of this writing, however, this fact can only be verified anecdotally.
Notably, Bovenkamp collaborated with a number of Danish designer-craftsmen, such as Arne Vodder and Aksel Bender Madsen, who also worked with manufacturers like Fritz Hansen, France & Sons, and Sibast.