WoodyMaps is a young company founded by Daan van Duijn.
With a love for computer-controlled machines, laser cutters quickly became interesting machines that I also wanted to own. While studying Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft, I was a student assistant for a number of years in the workplace of the faculty. Although I found teaching turning and milling very interesting, my attention was drawn to the laser cutter purchased by the faculty. During my studies I started with Luxigo, a laser cutting company that deals with the tailoring of designs that are supplied.
In 2017 the first wooden maps came from my own machines, often because I had to arrange a present for a birthday at the last minute. The idea of WoodyMaps had already been worked out at the time. Following a Master’s degree at TU Delft in addition to own Luxigo was actually already quite busy…. WoodyMaps was on the side for a while.
At the beginning of 2019 I graduated and I mainly focused on the website and the designs of all the WoodyMaps. During the summer of 2019, everything really took shape and the company really started.