|Mechelen, located between Brussels and Antwerp, is still today showing the important role it plays in past history. Building fronts and sculptures in churches are evidence of a splendid past, especially in the area of art and spiritual life.|
|By the end of the 16th century, builders and artists from Mechelen could be found all over Europe. But not only art was alive in Mechelen, princes and earls as well were seeking for its favor, which was reflected in numerous liberties and privileges towards other cities. Residences of kings and emperors were enriched with fabulous furniture of Mechelen.|
150 years ago, influenced by literature, the artisan-made high-class furniture was being socially rehabilitated. That kind of furniture was
available in large numbers in Mechelen and, therefore, a lot of qualified craftsmen were
attracted by the city to restore the furniture. That's why Mechelen was soon
known for its high-class furniture, and the demand was rising inside and outside
|The last boom of the Mechelen furniture craftsmanship was after the first world war, and in 1927 the furniture shop of J. Van de Put was opened, and is still located in the premises of the founder. After a long stay in Great Britain J. Van de Put was able to trade in the English language, and soon he exported his furniture all over the world. In 1968, Ivo Van de Put, the youngest son of the founder, took over the lead of the company, determined to be a worthy successor and to continue his work by his father's motto: "We deliver only quality products.|
|We offer furniture that has been manufactured by traditional methods with a
lot of love and experience for the job and the material used.
See for yourself on the following sites the quality of our furniture or come and
see us in Mechelen after making an appointment by telephone.
We are looking forward to your visit.
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