Dille Thomas started his career building boats on a shipyard. He enjoyed working with his hands, but realized he wanted to explore more. After studying International Relations in the Netherlands and Spain he secured a dream job with Rabobank Foundation. He travelled a lot and worked with coffee farmers in rural Latin America, who would otherwise not have access to financial services. Much as he enjoyed this international job, he also longed to express his creativity. When his brother gave him some leftover wooden slats he started experimenting with them — and he has been hooked ever since. For several years he designed and sold his furniture part-time, next to his banking job. In 2017 he took the plunge en became a full-time designer and entrepreneur.
In 2019 Dille was joined by Jan van Helden, who was also looking for a new challenge in creativity and entrepreneurship, after a 10 year career in Marketing and Digital with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Together they now aim to take the company to the next level.
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