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Issue 4 · House Envy · January 29, 2015

We Make Tables. That's What We Do.

Issue 4 · House Envy · January 29, 2015

The manifesto for Heerenhuis Manufactuur in Antwerp—"We make tables. That's what we do"—is bracingly straightforward (but they forgot to mention they make chairs, too). Heerenhuis started as an antiques business in Antwerp in 1978 and began manufacturing their own pieces 17 years ago. Run by Geert Legein and Louis van Haesebrouck, the company makes contemporary furniture from solid French oak, unlacquered steel, and vegetable tanned leather; all pieces are hand finished with oil, wax, or varnish. "We like to use basic, uncomplicated, non-perfect good quality materials," they say. "Small imperfections are an explicit part of the designs. We like it atypical, not perfect."

The pieces are available in the UK from Different Like a Zoo

trappist table heerenhuis

Above: The Trappist Table in oak.

Heerenhuis Sputnik Table | Remodelista

Above: The Sputnik Table in black is made of reclaimed laminated teak with metal legs. Prices start at £1,295 from Different Like a Zoo.

Heerenhuis Mesa Nero Table | Remodelista

Above: The made-to-measure Mesa Nero oak table with unlacquered steel base is available from Different Like a Zoo (contact them directly for pricing). 

Heerenhuis Nimbus Coffee Table | Remodelista

Above: The Nimbus II Coffee Table in French oak and unlacquered steel is £495 to £745, depending on size, from Different Like a Zoo.

Heerenhuis CS Over Copper Table | Remodelista

Above: The limited-edition CS OV Copper Table is available from Different Like a Zoo (contact them directly for pricing).

heerenhuis cross table

Above: The Cross Table in oak.

  metal leather chairs heerenhuis

Above: The Metal Chair II with leather seat is £245 from Different Like a Zoo.

Above: The Metal Chair II with Wheels is £295 from Different Like a Zoo.

  finisterre table

Above: The Finisterre Table in oak. To see the full range, go to Heerenhuis.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on May 10, 2013, as part of our Modern Kitchen issue.



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