ISSUE 65  |  Belgium and Beyond

A Belgian B&B, Surrealism Included

March 28, 2013 1:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

On our radar since 2009, the minimalist oasis Galerie Sofie Lachaert in Tielrode, Belgium, offers an ever-changing display of vintage and modern pieces curated by jewelry and product designer Sofie Lachaert. With two guest rooms that Lachaert runs as a bed and breakfast, you might be tempted to claim permanent residency.

Photography by Danica O. Kus.

Above: A wooden bowl by Hans-Henning Pedersen and a ceramic vase by Christina Schou Christensen sit on a minimalist table by Maarten Van Severen in the Galerie Sofie Lachaert.

Above: A minimalist dining table by Maarten van Severen is paired with wooden stools by Casimir.

Above: The Thorn Coat rack by Matthew Waetherly holds a Flax Rope Lamp designed by Christien Meindertsma in collaboration with traditional rope maker Touwslagerij Steenbergen. The small hanging mirror is by Alberto Artesani.

Above: A curated collection of objects create a vignette; bowl by Hans Stofer, portrait by Marlene Dumas, wood sculpture by Hans-Henning Pedersen and the trestle table by lachaert & dhanis.

Above: A collection of leather framed mirrors by Oscar Maschera hang on the wall.

Above: Brushnecklaces by Dutch artist Jacomijn Van Der Donk hang on the wall.

Above: A display of ceramics from the Galerie Sofie Lachaert. Artists include Piet Stockmans, Jens Fager, Astrid Keller, AldoBakker. Ruth Gurvich, Nedda el Asmar, Studio Stockmans, Rob Brandt, Illka Suppanen and Alberto Artesani.

Above: Lachaert groups sculptural lighting by Jos Devriendt together with sculptural pieces by Christina Schou Christensen. The platter which holds the fruit is by lachaert & dhanis.

Above: The Martin Van Severen Leather Lounge Chair 04 is overlooked by an antler sculpture by lachaert & dhanis with a Jos Devriendt lamp in the background.

Above: A pair of minimally detailed linen dresses by lachaert & dhanis hang in the window while the art work on the wall is by Paul Bourgeois. The suspended table on the wall is by lachaert & dhanis.

Above: A vintage book sits on a suspended table; both are by lachaert & dhanis.

Above: Bedtime is a white and calming oasis. A white vase by Robert Bronwasser is filled with colorful flowers. For information on staying, see B&B Tielrode.

Above: Even vintage hangers become works of art in the Galerie Sofie Lachaert while a Tree with Silver Nails by lachaert & danis is used to hang bath robes.

Above: A pedestal sink is sculptural in the open setting.

Above: An vintage wine decanter is used for soap.

Above: A Studio Job bath towel hangs on an elliptical Japanese inspired ofuros. For more information on Japanese Ofuros, see Japanese Soaking Tub Roundup. The 'hot' silver candlestick is by lachaert & dhanis.

Above: A ceramic bird sculpture by lachaert & dhanis bids you sweet dreams. For more see Hotels & Lodgings: Sofie Lachaert in Belgium.

What is it about those Belgians and design? For more, see 155 back posts of Belgian Design.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 30, 2012.