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.
“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.”