Discover Benelux & France, Issue 18, June 2015

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Discover Benelux & France | Special Theme | Sustainable Design

a bed, but we couldn’t really find anything we liked. Hugo had some old scaffolding wood in his garage and he made this wonderful bed out of it. It was something that wasn’t available anywhere.” Mommers realised he wouldn’t be the only one looking for a unique bed, and this became the start of Livengo. Mommers, specialising in sales, and Cardinaal who had just finished a course in furniture design turned out to be the perfect combination for the company. “Our success was quite unexpected, but now we deliver beds throughout the Netherlands and Belgium and have a team of ten staff.” Thanks to their distinctive designs and varied collection, their beds are much soughtafter by young and old. Mommers says: “We attract people across the board, from students and young couples looking for a

sleek bed design but also need storage, to older people who want an elegant bed that is slightly higher.” One of Livengo’s most popular beds is the design with small fruit crates for storage. The crates come from Germany and they were used in the orchards for fruit picking. “This is again a great way to give wood a second life, and the design is really lovely. It’s got real character and also offers plenty of storage,” he concludes. Livengo just re-launched its website, with a greatly expanded bedroom collection including new designs. Livengo can provide full bedroom solutions from beds and mattresses to pillows, bedside tables and wardrobes.

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