This cabinet system is based on the elasticity of wood. The flexibility of solid oak in combination with wing screws allows for easy construction of the cabinet.
The poles are inserted into specially designed slots in the boards and then securely clamped to the boards by the wing screws.
This makes the cabinet expandable, adaptable, flat-packable, easy to assemble and adjust without the use of tools!
This system consists of separate poles in four lengths and shelves with wing screws in various colours. This way you can compose your own cabinet. Of course we have a number of example configurations!
Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
For us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
Le Belge System is designed by German/Colombian designer Reinhard Dienes, who has his own (interior) design studio in Bogota, Colombia. In his designs, he likes to strive for longevity of a product by using modular systems and flexibility. This is also the case with Le Belge System: you can lay out this cabinet all by yourself and always adapt it, expand it, make it bigger, smaller, etc. Le Belge System is also characteristic of Reinhard's 'desire for' designs that are very simple and functional.
"I'm always looking for those perfect solutions that make sure that when people use my products, things are made a little bit easier. I think this system explains exactly what I'm trying to do. You don't have to change the world with one design; it's about making something simple that can help people every day."Reinhard Dienes
Le Belge System has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2011. We met Reinhard when we exhibited with him at the same time at a trade fair in Frankfurt.
We had spotted and photographed his design at another expo before, as its clever details really appealed to us. During the exhibition we regularly drank coffee together while talking about our work and our designs. A friendship was born and Le Belge System became a perfect addition to the Vij5 collection!
Reinhard first applied the principle of the flexibility of solid oak in combination with wing screws to a series of side tables, before transforming it into a cabinet system. At that point, our interest was piqued. Together with him, we developed the design of the shelves a little further, so that it became a user-friendly system.
We also introduced different colours of wing screws, including a solid brass variant.
In the original design, the legs were placed slightly at an angle and the system was only available as tables.
Le Belge System is made of PEFC certified solid oak, by our local wood processor in the Netherlands. It is then treated in our workshop with Osmo hard-wax oil or coloured linseed oil.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Le Belge System
Produced from PEFC certified oak from France, processed by our regular furniture workshop in Kelpen-Oler (NL).
The finishing of the panels and oiling of the sets is done at Vij5 in Eindhoven (NL).
Standard treatment with Osmo hard-wax oil. This preserves the oak colour, is water- and dirt-repellent and resistant to stains from red wine, coffee, etc.
Optionally also available in colour with coloured linseed oil.
Available in solid brass or steel and colour coated.
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
Panels 65 x 30cm x 2cm
Poles 55cm, 75cm, 110cm and 175cm
In Vij5 collection since 2011
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