Dreesen, Harry

(1884 - 1984)

Martin Henri Hubert Pierre (Harry) Dreesen (1884 - 1948) was a Dutch interior architect and furniture designer who worked in the style of the Amsterdamse School. He was the son of architect Martinus Dreesen and after finishing school, he decided he wanted to become an interior architect. Through several courses and internships he learned the trade and in 1907 he first called himself a ‘furniture architect’. Dreesen ran a furniture store in Tilburg until the 1940s and he also opened a store in Brussels. Dreesen was part of the Dutch delegation at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.