Brastilo collection x Pieter Maes

Posted on April 30, 2008 Under Design

What do you get when you combine an up and coming Belgian designer with Brazilian inspiration? Belgilian desperation? Actually, the result looks like some pretty astonishing home furnishings courtesy of 2004 Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Pieter Maes. Having spent a good deal of time in the South American country, Maes found himself gaining an appreciation for Brazilian culture, as well as its long history of modern contemporary furniture. So, it’s not much of a surprise that Maes teamed up with New York based-company Brastilo, who are known for their line of home furnishings “inspired by the Brazilian love for an easy lifestyle and stunning design.” Maes’s creations are marked by an equal fondness for geometric figures as well as elements of the natural Brazilian landscape. His stunning collection "” consisting of everything from chairs to cabinetry "” is expertly made by Brastilo’s own craftsman using the finest eco-friendly wood from their private reserve in southern Brazil, enhancing the authenticity of these aggressive, edgy designs.