Passionate about rock music, but probably also inspired by silence, Michaël Verheyden creates fashion accessories and home objects. In 2002 Verheyden started his company producing leather bags and accessories, hence his mastering of this material. He prefers noble and durable materials that feel natural and age beautifully. Apart from his quest for good quality fabrics, Michaël Verheyden puts a lot of time into finding new ways to construct things. In 2009, Verheyden broadened his scope to encompass home accessories and furniture. He works together with his wife, Saartje Vereecke, out of a brick home-studio in Genk. Vereecke trained as a painter, and worked in the textile industry before joining the studio. Verheyden’s aesthetic embraces simple geometric forms, minimalist lines, expert craftsmanship, and rich, quality materials—leathers, linen, bronze, brass, marble, and the like. His home collection ranges from candlesticks and vessels to seating and objets d’art. He makes many of his design prototypes himself and works closely with expert craftspeople for the final production. All objects are finished, assembled, and packaged in the Verheyden workshop. Also, notably, bespoke leather baskets are hand sewn in-house.