My name is Arnold Smeets, born and living in Amsterdam and neighbourhood.

In my crazy and playful childhood I always was busy with creating things, especially with wood. Such as building huts, devising and manufacture of small furniture. My love for wood had arisen already early. Also the designing part of furniture was early in my blood. By designing of furniture I became more interested in interior architecture.

After successfully graduated from the traditional methods furniture school, I started in 2005 to study “Interior Architecture” at the “Willem de Kooning Academie”. During this study I came in contact with product design. The love, which I already had for the furniture design, has developed into the product design.

Considering and implementation of concepts in products and, interiors gives a satisfaction of your passion. The combination of devising concepts, creating products and interiors are closing the circle for me.

I'm working now as a interior and furniture maker / desiger at Kembra.



Kembra, Meubelontwerp, makerij & interieur

Interior Design, furniture Design


D/DOCK design development

Interior Architecture (Internship)

September 2008 – March 2009

Kembra, Meubelontwerp, makerij & interieur

Furniture making

2004 - 2009

Kembra, Meubelontwerp, makerij & interieur

Internship - Furniture making

April 2005 – July 2005

Kembra, Meubelontwerp, makerij & interieur

Intenrship - Furniture making

August 2004 – November 2004

Buiten Westen

Internship - Furniture making

November 2003 – February 2004



- Willem de Kooning Academie - Rotterdam

Interior Architecture - Product Design

2005 – 2009

- Hout & Meubilerings College - Amsterdam

Furniture maker - Interior builder

2000 – 2004