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For over a decade Van den Akker has hand selected furniture, lighting and accessories from across Europe. Originally founded by Rob Copley and Ray Raymakers in the spring of 2000, Van den Akker expanded in 2008 with partner, Sean Robins. Together the three draw on their respective backgrounds to create a vintage collection that is the premier destination for designers, architects, private clients and collectors from around the world. Ray and Rob are both former fashion designers who worked with some of the most important fashion houses in the United States and Europe. Sean who has always had a passion for midcentury design, holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.

In 2011, Rob and Sean together founded Studio Van den Akker to meet their clients' needs for a made-to-order collection of furniture and lighting that embodies the Van den Akker aesthetic.

Today Van den Akker has established a reputation for the highest quality vintage furniture and is known for its unique collection that includes works by the most notable designers and architects of the twentieth century. This includes pieces by: Gio Ponti, Jean Royere, Fontana Arte, Fornasetti, Ico Parisi, Ado Chale, Willy Daro, Arredoluce and Stilnovo, among many others. Van den Akker has established a reputation for identifying and re-introducing once celebrated designers, such as Ado Chale, Alfred Hendrickx, Pia Manu and Willy Daro, into the current US marketplace.

Van den Akker has been featured in both articles and editorials in the most distinguished interior design magazines in the United States as well as prominent design publications from across Europe. Please see our press section for more details.