De Kunstboer was started in 1993 by Jim Boer in Haarlem as a gallery/shop for home made bags, paintings, plastics and all kind of creative expression. The collection’s ‘pimped’ bags were such a huge success (made behind the counter in the shop with a sewing machine) that De Kunstboer decided to pick up this wholesale part in a serious way. Diaper bags, lampshades and since 2008 lots of collections children’s bags, backpacks, accessories. Every January De Kunstboer presents the new collections for next year at De Kleine Fabriek in de RAI in Amsterdam. During the year there are always some updates with new products and extensions of existing collections.
The creativity of De Kunstboer wasn’t kept secret and many companies asked De Kunstboer to design products for them. Lunch boxes, clocks, big shoppers, wall decorations, wallpaper, postcards, calendars and many more.