Hundred and ten years! Yes, manufacturer and design studio Arco is leading in sustainable furniture for over a century. Jorre van Ast joined the design department of his family's business in 2007 and from 2011 he's in charge of Arco. Together with Tim Orriens, Jorre is representing Arco in the Strawberry Earth Academy.

Since the very beginning, Arco adopted a long-term view of sustainability in the broadest sense. All furniture has always been made in The Netherlands and Jorre considers it essential to ensure that this continues to be the case.

The top-quality artisan products are adapted to meet specific personal requirements, made from light and recyclable materials and sent flatpack. Arco's Base Collection for example is a basic furnishing made of wood from near the workshop in Winterswijk.

In all of these years, Arco has been featured in just as many exhibitions: Design Post Amsterdam, Salone del Mobile in Milano and IMM in Cologne. With over 100 selling points all over the world, Jorre van Ast's empire is getting bigger and bigger.

Soon he will conquer the Strawberry Earth Academy.