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Tim Vranken

Houthalen, Belgium

Tim Vranken is a Belgian furniture designer who focuses on solid, handmade furniture. Throughout his designs, the use of pure materials and honest natural processes are paramount. The result is an unconcealed interplay of lines and shapes, without the slightest frills.

Tim’s aim as a designer is to create a refined piece of furniture so that it does not need anything other than itself to create harmony.

To make sure the furniture meets up to all of his ideas, Tim builds every piece himself.

// Traaf Bench

Traaf's design language offers a combination of the ancient and the modern. The basic characteristics of the materials used determine how these materials relate to each other and thus also determine the shape. The hardness of the dominant granite stone clamps the wood, allowing the wood to bend. The bench can be repeated endlessly by a sequence of the same elements. This creates a curve of granite and oak.