‘The Apartment’ in Antwerp – designed by Vincent Van Duysen

‘The Apartment’ in Antwerp – designed by Vincent Van Duysen, is a rentable space over two floors, above the Graanmarkt 13 shop.  It was designed as a place ‘where everyone would feel at home’, and now travellers can stay in the flat and live like a local in this wonderful city.  Inspired by his own home, the concrete walls and stunning interiors were the creation of Vincent Van Duysen – one of Belgium’s most respected architects.

From the outset, a definite relationship between architecture, interior and product design has been the driving force behind the conception of projects inspired by subtle transitions between these disciplines and combined with a spatial design attitude, constantly striving for the essence.

The use of pure and tactile materials translates into clean, timeless design. With respect to context and tradition, it’s an approach within which the senses, and the physical experience of space, textures and light place the integrity of the user at its core. Functionality, durability and comfort are the prime components of the work, an architectural language not shy to convey aesthetics, but prone to eschew fashion and trends.

These photographs by Frederik Vercruysse of The Apartment in Antwerp – designed by Vincent Van Duysen have featured in Architectural Digest and in Wallpaper magazine.

We love the elegant table and chairs here – this could easily be replicated with an oak table by Heerenhuis – perhaps the Trappist, together with some bentwood chairs…

The Trappist table by Heerenhuis is made from solid oak, with a top of about 4cm thickness and a standard width of 80cm.  It is available in fixed sizes as a Series Production table – and also as Made to Measure table, where almost any size is possible.