ISSUE 39  |  Belgian Masters

Architect-Designed Belgian Furniture in NYC

October 03, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Founded by Belgian architects Stefaan Platteau and Carlo Seminck, Maat is a furniture company in Ghent with a focus on craftsmanship and proportion: Rendered in solid oak or walnut, the duo’s pieces are all about simple profiles and subtle angularities.

The pieces are often paired with the minimalist ceramics of Jos Devriendt (see Jos Devriendt: The Insider’s Belgian Designer). In the US, Maat furniture is represented by Lepere, a showroom in New York’s Flatiron District specializing in up-and-coming European lines. Contact Lepere directly for availability and pricing.

Above: The 02 Console table is built of solid oak or walnut with a host of customizable elements, from wood stain and finish to sizing. 

Above: The 03 Bench in solid oak with a natural, white, gray, or ebony stain (shown here) and an oil-rubbed finish. Stacking the bench creates instant shelving.

Above: The 03 Library Bench has a few more solid wood legs than the 03 Bench–it too can be stacked as shelving.

Above: The 10/S Lounge Chair has a solid oak frame and can be upholstered in COM/COL (customer’s own material or leather). The chair is set on hidden casters for easily movability.

Above: The 09 Chair is an angular update of a straightforward dining chair.

For more of our favorite Belgian furniture, visit Simple Wood Furniture from Ethnicraft in Belgium. View some great modern wooden benches 10 Easy Pieces: Backless Wooden Dining Benches.

On Gardenista, take a look at Outbuilding of the Week: A $25 Trailer Transformed with wood paneling.