't Huis van Oordeghem does outside what an interior designer does inside. For 25 years, the company has been looking for quality outdoor furniture that offers added value in terms of design. The team works out a personal project for each customer, made to measure and down to the smallest detail. Founder Saskia de Mits told us more about her life before her own studio, her inspirations and the beautiful project Vuurvogel.
Even as a child, Saskia noticed everything, right down to the smallest details. She is inspired by everything she surrounds herself with and has the immense privilege of working in the most diverse and beautiful architecture and surroundings at home and abroad. She has worked from Mauritius to Dubai, often in Israel, the south of France and even in a castle in Oxford. For more than twenty years, she has also been passionately following art. The home visits are often more beautiful than a visit to a museum. Saskia's profession is all about emotion. She considers it an enormous privilege that clients let her into their lives and that she can make their world more beautiful with her work. The client as a human being is always central. They work for them, they serve. With respect for architecture and in harmony with the environment. Nothing too much, nothing too little, as if it was always there. She likes the fact that people associate her with 'feeling good', with beauty, with connectedness and with beautiful weather.
She considers it an enormous privilege that clients let her into their lives and that she can make their world more beautiful with her work.
The Firebird project is just one of 't Huis van Oordeghem's beautiful realisations. It comprises the exterior design for the former residence of architect Leo Beeck. For the layout of the various terraces, it was very important to respect the inside-outside dynamic and at the same time not to break too abruptly with the architecture of the past. A harmony of loose elements in natural materials provides that logical interpretation. The old wicker chair, for example, goes perfectly with the wooden furniture, the seagrass carpet and the exclusive Paola Lenti tile tables. The different shades of green and natural fibres on the terrace immediately make the link with the surrounding garden. All the designs were taken care of down to the smallest detail. Under the name La Patronne, 't Huis van Oordeghem also offers a wide range of its own fabrics for made-to-measure work. Thanks to a personal approach and an eye for beauty, old and new complement each other perfectly in this architectural pearl, both inside and out. Vuurvogel is another fine example and result of how 't Huis van Oordeghem has been striving for personality, sustainability and service for 25 years. With such a passionate and talented woman at the helm, it is not surprising that the company has grown into a success and one of the leading outdoor designers in our country and far beyond.
Photography by Cafeine