The relationship between form and function, combined with our client’s lifestyle, is at the heart of our design philosophy. We are not shy to swim against the current when faced with complex renovation issues. At BÜRO KIF, we understand the key to our client’s happiness lies in truly understanding what they need. So, we’ll ask questions, investigate options, construct working ideas, analyse the facts and use visual, tactile and other subtle inferences to get it right for you.
We value working with artisan trades (both local and international). The simple joy of a bespoke feature in a room keeps our design and their art truly personal to you. Our boutique studio offers an eclectic combination of Dutch design with international influence; working with clients from all over the world is part of our DNA.
“OUR CLIENT’S LIFESTYLE IS THE CENTRE OF WHAT WE DO.”
Founder & Creative Director
Hester Stolk - FOUNDER
Hester Stolk is the ‘enfant terrible’ of interior design in Amsterdam. By her very nature, she regularly plays with boundaries and goes against the grain. Although originally from Gouda, the Netherlands, it is Hester’s time spent studying and working abroad that has injected her talent with a French and British design influence. Her eclectic mix of textures, colours and style periods are inspired both from her international experiences and her intrinsic quirkiness.
As Founder and Creative Director, Hester believes in shaping a space where people can be themselves and savour in its environs. Always highly alert to her surroundings, Hester can vividly recall early childhood memories of summers spent in France on family holidays through a single scent or audio trigger. This archive of senses and recollections that she has accumulated over the years, fuels her design work and creeps into the very fibres of her intuition.
Hester, adverse to accepting the conventional as a written rule, brings her ‘Hester-twist’ into everything she does; from cooking dinner for her son and partner to expressing her opinions to delivering charming, intelligent and creatively quirky designs. She thrives on breathing a modern twist into old classics, enjoys the opera, food & Burgundy wine as well as travelling.