This is possibly one of the best about pages that I’ve come across. Belgian furniture manufacturer Heerenhuis cuts right to the core with this simple message, “We make tables. That’s what we do.” No messing around, they have a goal in mind and they’re going to stick to it.
The company based in Antwerp, Belgium produces high-quality tables from authentic materials such as solid oak, non-coated steel, and vegetable tanned leather. What caught my eye was the simplicity in their design, alongside making furniture using traditional methods but still incorporating the lines of modern furniture. I also liked the fact that all the materials showcase the natural markings of the wood, the carpenters at the factory don’t hide but instead show off this character. Take for example the BISBAL table, which has metal legs with small markings that show where the metal has been shaped, it’s quite something.
All of this reminded me of a quote by E.F. Schumacher, “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” It rings true in this regard as Heerenhuis have stuck to simple furniture that will stand the test of time. You can’t ask for anything more!