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Cover photo — CTO Lighting Rayon — EMMEMOBILI Modular — HEIJDEN HUME Collection Metro Table — EMMEMOBILI Sign Chair

COVERPHOTO: THOMAS DE BRUYNE

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“When material, knowledge and originality come together.” Oktober 2016

COLLECTIONS WITH A STORY

Warner Berckmans

ART

Brokis • CTO Lighting • e15 Lighting • Henge Lighting • Nathalie Dewez

LIGHTING

E15 • Emmemobili • PP Møbler • Verzelloni • Henge • Vladimir Kagan HEIJDEN HUME collection

FURNITURE

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D E CO — LUST

ARCHITECTUUR: BENOIT VIAENE

INTERIEUR OP MAAT — NV DECO-LUST Ind.zone Gullegem - Moorsele | Ambachtenlaan 3 - C2100 - 8560 Moorsele

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“WHEN MATERIAL, KNOWLEDGE AND ORIGINALITY COME TOGETHER.” Ask somebody today, what ‘luxury’ means for them – and the majority will speak about expensive cars, big houses, exquisite wines, wellness hotels or a yacht on the Mediteranean Sea. Luckily all of this – makes part of the ‘art de vivre’ of today, and colours the lives of many people ! However, real luxury goes beyond those bling-bling images on the covers of glossy magazines. Real luxury means : choice of quality materials, eye for detail, love for texture and respect for craftsmanship. Enjoying a spacious room or the light in a building, experiencing the smoothness of a tabletop, handmade out of solid-wood, feeling the softness of aniline leather covering the cushions in your sofa : this is also luxury but on a higher and more personal level. Nowadays – we also need to make sure that our houses and interiors are shelters for the beloved ones living there, assuring them a comfort-zone, far away from the hectic everyday-live out there. What is more pleasing than a well-made object, designed and made with that eye for detail and breathing quality ?! When material, knowledge and originality come together : that is the moment when luxury comes about. Discover in this issue of the G4 GAZETTE – in which way our manufacturers bring together all their skills and know-how – to create their luxury and to appeal to you !

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PP MØBLER collection

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© PP Mobler

© PP Mobler

PP Møbler is a family owned Danish joinery workshop, established in 1953, with a strong tradition for crafting design furniture of high quality. The motivation has always been the love of wood and a stubborn belief that technique, ingenuity and craftsmanship can be combined in the strive for quality. Throughout the years, PP Møbler has manufactured several unique pieces of furniture in cooperation with different designers. They are all characterized by exquisite craftsmanship and at the same time marked by the overall design vision. Types, styles, form, and material have never limited PP Møbler.


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"Our aim was to make things as simple and genuine as possible, to show what we could create with our hands and try to make wood come alive, to give it spirit and vitality and make it with such a natural touch that only we could give it." Hans J. Wegner


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BROKIS collection

BOHEMIAN GLASSBLOWING TRADITION Brokis is the brainchild of successful Czech entrepreneur and engineer Jan Rabell. In 2006, he founded the brand Brokis as a platform to enliven and elevate Bohemian glassmaking to new heights and preserve generations of knowledge and craftsmanship. Demand for traditional products had declined significantly, many of the glassmakers were growing old and leaving, and time-honoured technologies and techniques were at risk of being lost. Mr. Rabell’s vision was to restore the factory to its former prestige and ensure that the ages-old Bohemian glassmaking tradition endured into the 21st century.

© Brokis

© Brokis

© Brokis

© Brokis

Brokis stands for the synthesis of exquisite design, superior quality, and the remarkable craftsmanship of Bohemian glass artisans. The company combines handblown glass with other refined materials, such as wood and manually pressed metal, in bold lighting compositions that push the boundaries of contemporary design. The Brokis portfolio features modern functional lighting fixtures, decorative objects, and unique lighting solutions for architects and interior designers. With its own high-capacity production facilities rooted in more than two hundred years of history, Brokis is free to experiment and develop innovative materials, techniques, and technologies as well as offering bespoke lighting solutions.


© Brokis

New materials and colours for popular lights.

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ARCHITECTURE: FREDERIC KIELEMOES

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© Heijden Hume

HAND CRAFTED The new HEIJDEN HUME signature collection is the creation of designer Frans van der Heijden and Kate Hume. Hand crafted in the Netherlands each innovative and original piece exudes a dash of luxurious modernity. Frans and Kate create interiors that are as elegant as they are eclectic. They blend stunning spaces with casual comfort, sophisticated details with luxurious simplicity in a

signature style that is personally tailored to each client’s dreams and desires. These luxuriously pure, bespoke pieces are perfect complements to polished environments. This collection is realized together with one of the best in The Netherlands, foremost an expert manufacturer of furniture, delivering pure and traditional craftsmanship, with attention to detail, and technical expertise.

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HENGE

© Henge

© Henge

© Henge

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MAXIMUM EXPRESSIVENESS

© Henge

Henge came about in 2007 from a big dream and from a small group of very determined people. Henge does not want to be any old company producing furnishings, likewise its commitment is to propose collections that know how to encapsulate history and interpret contemporary living, high-profile furnishing solutions that are the result of sophisticated choices : exclusive materials, precious finishes, skilled Italian hand crafting, refined design and attention to detail. Henge conceives and creates products in which design and the expressive force of natural materials become an organic whole, a combination of space and nature. Objects become much more than a piece of furniture : a presence that ages slowly, together with us, day after day, developing that unique patina that only time can create. The Henge world is incredibly rich in ideas and materials that define a personal mood : woods with deep colours and grain, stones as works of art, soft, smooth and supple fabrics and leather, metals burnished and aged by hand, along with sophisticated materials such as steel fabrics, ceramized and decorated Etna lava stone, swamp oak, Titanium stone. Working natural materials by hand, Henge knows that each piece is a unique work, and that each product will be different from the next.

No industry can replicate what Henge creates, because the company remains bound to production principles where nature, weather, climate and the seasons still play a vital role in the final result, and where the working process has an ancient history of tradition and excellence. We search the world for excellence in the selecting of our woods : exclusive materials such as swamp oak, a unique and original fossil wood unearthed after spending 400 years underground. The expressiveness of the wood is ensured by natural processing which does not alter the material : heat-treating and a polished oil finish. Every Henge piece is made exclusively by one of our craftsmen, from production to finishing: this guarantees that every product has its own maximum expressiveness, in keeping with the quality of the brand. The experience of the Henge craftsmen goes hand in hand with high-tech processes : manual welding and laser cutting. Man and machine working together in single unique recipe.

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The company works with the expressiveness of the material in all its purity : use the experience of man and his desire to experiment, following ambitious paths that go beyond the use of technology. Henge chooses materials individually : each piece of stone, each trunk is valued and treated with care, using an innovative approach that takes advantage of their flaws and imperfections.


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© Henge

The Henge world is incredibly rich in ideas and materials that define a personal mood.


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ART WE LOVE TO SEE

WARNER BERCKMANS

“WE SEE NOTHING TRULY UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND IT” John Constable ( 1776 – 1837 )

No explanation needed, but experience how heaven and earth blend in an affecting and personal beat.

To capture the work of Warner Berckmans – there are 3 words to describe his art in the best way: light, clear and brilliant.

The visual language in many of Warners pieces – is pure and clean, deprived of all figuration. The serial character and applied techniques, reinforce the monochromatic blue. Severe repeat of similar forms or well balanced measurements in the right proportions, results in pure repetition.

CLEAR Warners work is characterized by transparency and lightness and puts the material which he is using on the background. The proces transcends the material and obtains more sense, much more sense. A transformation into a clear abstract visual language. One colour only : his colour blue as rival of the colour of water or the colour of the sky. Blue stands for purity, blue is clear and lucid. Heavenly blue, divine blue or endless blue. Lapis Lazuli : once one of the most expensive minerals; he who carries this stone receives more spiritual power. Even Yves Klein blue – related but unmistakable patented. This glass art breaths peace and inertia. As a natural proces, Warners work becomes one with it’s surroundings. A metamorphosis and symbiosis of space, colour, form, matter and content.

Next to his love for beauty and esthetics, Warner Berckmans also brings his focus on originality, impeccable finishing and eye for details. This transparency, harmony and proportion make of him an heir of the Modernists but also a great contemporary artist. BRILLIANT “LESS IS MORE” is the best way to summarize the work of Warner Berckmans – he controles, he masters, he persists. synopsis of an original Dutch text by Lut Maris De Mijlpaal / Heusden-Zolder.

Warner Berckmans, designs and creates, to interact with architecture or with the environment; sometimes for private commissioners but also interventions in public spaces. In his contemporary work – he always tries to intensify the relation with his spectators. “You can define my work as a search at large, of the imagination and visualization of relations, attitudes and proportions in space and time” dixit Warner.

© ID/ Frederik Beyens

LIGHT With no gravity – the emptiness of a perfect sound, the transcending of the matter, the slowmotion of a shadow, the fragile clearness of silence : an exercise in the absolute meditation.

Warner Berckmans, 09 May 1966 1984 – 1988 : Study at ‘Provinciaal Hoger Instituut voor Kunstonderwijs’ / Hasselt 1988 – 1991 : Study at ‘Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten’ / Antwerpen Participation to various workshops, masterclasses and congresses

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© ID/ Frederik Beyens

Since 1991 independent glass-artist. Design and creation in proper workshop of contemporary stained-glass-windows, installations and architectural integrations of his glass-works. Demerstraat 26 B – 3290 Diest Tel : + 32 13 32 22 87 Mobile : + 32 479 90 76 13 www.warnerberckmans.be


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E15 © E15

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HIGH-QUALITY WORKMANSHIP e15 stands for consistent, progressive design coupled with high-grade materials and innovative, handcrafted production methods. A radical, new simplicity marked the debut of the collection in 1995, leaving an indelible mark for the company and the history of modern design. With a focus on essential forms, clear structural concepts and authentic materials, e15 has established a leading reputation for the pioneering use of solid wood in its purest form.

© E15

© E15

For the manufacture of the e15 collection, the company adheres to environmental acceptability as an integral element of its furniture, lighting and accessories. The focus lies on the longevity of the design, which e15 ensures by producing enduring furniture made from sustainably produced, recyclable materials. Due to the purposeful spatial closeness of material obtainment and production and an almost solely order-related manufacture, e15 achieves an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient production cycle. With its high demands on the quality of production, e15 further contributes to the preservation and further development of traditional craft professions and helps to bring them up to date. Additionally, e15 works with regional assisted living centre workshops for social sustainability reasons.


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With the exception of all hand-knotted carpets and kilims, which are made in Nepal, all other e15 products including furniture, lighting and accessories are produced at specialised workshops mainly in Germany as well as other selected European countries where material, high-quality workmanship and innovative manufacturing methods take precedence. Flawless quality is a prerequisite for every e15 product. For its solid wood furniture, e15 selects wood with its natural markings such as cracks, knotholes or colour variations intact, emphasising the beauty of the material. At e15, a crack in the wood or a knot is seen as an expression of authenticity and the natural uniqueness of the material and is emphasised with black wood filler. Promoting reforestation and an active sustainable forest management, only FSC certified European oak and walnut from sustainable forestry is used for e15’s solid wood furniture such as table BIGFOOT™ and stool BACKENZAHN™.

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In addition to basing the collection on well-crafted, solid wood furniture, the collection is built upon with the use of other pure materials such as marble, glass, precious metals and leather as well as a distinct use of textiles and colour that reflect an open and multi-disciplined awareness, which is unique to e15. Sustainability, human and environmental tolerance as well as degradability are all factors influencing e15’s choice of materials.

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© E15

Flawless quality is a prerequisite for every e15 product.


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CTO LIGHTING collection

HAND-FINISHED BRASS, MOUTH-BLOWN GLASS AND ARTISAN-CRAFTED STONE.

© CTO Lighting

Creative directors, Chris and Clare Turner, founded CTO Lighting almost 20 years ago. They launched their first collection on the guiding principles of designing lights of uncompromising quality, using only the finest materials and working with elite British craftsmen. This collection of modern lighting symbolized elegance and excellence in British design manufacturing, the benchmark for all future collections. Chris, an engineer by training, worked at Arup where he gained all his great technical expertise to design and manufacture the lighting with such meticulous detail. Clare’s creative background, working in fashion for a leading UK brand, has added valuable retail knowledge and experience to the company.

© CTO Lighting

© CTO Lighting

© CTO Lighting

Realizing there was a demand for more premium lighting they began to focus on more luxurious materials in their fixtures : hand-finished brass, mouth-blown glass and artisan-crafted stone. Due to this refinement in the use of these materials and only handcrafted in the UK by skilled artisans, CTO Lighting is recognized around the world for its high quality and bespoke lighting.


A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON STONE

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TOEKOMSTLAAN 2 3600 GENK WWW.ILGRANITO.BE


Uw interieur. Een realisatie door onze vakmensen.

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© Emmemobili

WOOD IS THE BACKBONE OF OUR PROJECTS The company celebrates its 138 years of activity in the production of high level and quality furniture. With the collection Emmemobili, for over 25 years, the Tagliabue brothers combine - thanks to the creative spurs of Ferruccio Laviani and of other designers - the art and the artisanal skill of wood working, typical of their culture, together with the research of new materials, of new workings, of new matching of materials, also helped by their experiences achieved in various contract projects realized. Materials rich and refined but not ostentatious, materials that are part of our historical and cultural legacy. It is also the innovation in the research of new shapes, with the clear emphasis of being free from a precise "leitmotiv" of style but being able to move, sometimes daringly, towards achieving "pieces of art", with theirdefinite personality, not necessarily linked one another, but

At Emmemobili we certainly know how to train shapes with our products. Final products are and must be a marriage between the company and the designer. Indeed, Emmemobili only makes products which play our trumpcard of unmistakable designs. The company works with designers in making products. All our experience means products are finely tuned and complete. The complete cycle, from prototypes via manufacture to the final product, is carried out inside the company with extremely skilled craftsmen and three-dimensional modeling software.

© Emmemobili

© Emmemobili

© Emmemobili

© Emmemobili

© Emmemobili

each for itself. Wood is the backbone of our projects. Wood is strong, robust, solid. It is the Earth. It is where we all came from. Shaped wood is flexible, sensuous, feminine, the very symbol of malleability. It can be shaped, moulded, and transformed into items with no straight lines, which are a soft, elegant sign of the world to come.

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GLOBAL QUALITY Far from the noise and from the extreme, Verzelloni plays an elegant and reflexive style, careful to contemporary needs. Verzelloni “pieces” quietly characterize surroundings, they transform them in a comfortable moment, all to live. Verzelloni’s products meet global quality requisites. The company has a self regulation following high standards in the selection of row materials, coverings and details. Great care is dedicated to the correctness of the entire productive

VERZELLONI

In this collection realized by Verzelloni, you can find, these global quality principles, which are the flag of the company : the selection of raw materials, the accuracy in manufacturing, all the particularities of Verzelloni’s world.

© Verzelloni

© Verzelloni

© Verzelloni

© Verzelloni

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process and in particular to the safeguard of the environment and to the energy saving. As well as family, style, and quality, Verzelloni is synonymous of guarantee. Guarantee on products life, on technical assistance, on the sofa loyalty to its users.


Woodstoxx brengt de warmte van hout op een innovatieve manier in uw project. Vanuit onze passie inspireren wij u om de juiste houten vloer- of gevelbekleding te kiezen.


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NATHALIE DEWEZ collection

The work of Nathalie Dewez extends from small objects to monumental installations, from the unique piece to the industrial product, in collaboration with international brands such as Hermès (FR), Habitat (UK), among others. Nathalie Dewez is an designer whose medium is light and whose materials vary between metal, glass and other long-lasting medium. Whether designing light fixtures, objects, furnishings or large-scale sculptures, she also works as consultant in Lighting for several architecture offices such as 51N4E or Archi2000. Nathalie design reveals her passion for sculptural shapes and superior craftsmanship. Some of her iconic pieces can be found in the best collections and were several times awarded such as the Balance light that was nominated Best Product at the London Design Festival in 2010. Established in 2002 Nathalie Dewez Design studio is based in Brussels where Nathalie trained as an interior architect. In 2011 she received the ‘Design Pierre Bergé Foundation’ award and the same year was nominated Belgian Designer of the Year. Her light works carry an undeniable charisma. Just a few lines or surfaces bearing simple and effective geometry are enough to express delicate poetry.

© Nathalie Dewez

© Nathalie Dewez

© Nathalie Dewez

The lamps gathered in this new collection, are the fruit of a self-initiated project between Dewez and BIS Lighting : a Brussels-based manufacturer with which the designer has previously worked on custom and one-off projects.The forms are elaborations of hardworking designs that have become part of Dewezs repertoire. These are the Belgian designers tried and tested favourites, manufactured in her home country using durable materials.


At home with perfection. Created with simple, clear forms.

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