His shoes are award winning, and an exhibition has been dedicated to his designs, his entire collection, and his career. Jan Jansen launched his career in Rome, where he worked for famous fashion houses such as Dior. Over the years, Jansen has opened several shoe stores in Holland. His stores draw inspiration for their furnishings from living rooms. The store on Rokin is designed to look like an attic, and idiosyncratic, timeless models are presented under the wooden beams.