TRIBÙ, of Belgian origin, is one of the world’s leading brands of exclusive, high-end outdoor furniture. It was one of the pioneers who, in the early 90s, saw the terrace and the garden as an extension of the house. Supported by its long experience, this family business has now grown to become an internationally recognized brand, distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide. TRIBÙ’s style is inspired from architecture. It is a blend of modern design, elegancy and clean, simple lines that remain beautiful, even after years. Only materials of the highest quality are being used because our challenge is to make things that can stand the test of time.
Marc Merckx and Pieter Maes met while designing furniture at Vincent Van Duysen Architects and discovered they shared a common sense of estethics and vision about design. Marc Merckx worked for 15 years as a design director and product designer for Van Duysen, managing residential and commercial projects as well as designing furniture for well-established international brands. Pieter Maes turned freelance designer in 2006, after gaining experience in several design studios in Paris, Amsterdam and Antwerp, collaborating with various artists and designers in the fields furniture design and CGI design. The design philosophy of this Belgian duo challenges the principle of reduction with light structures and strong materials. The technical and proportional aspects are meticulously developed while working with close attention to nowadays mastery. Recently they developed their first edited series, ILLUM, for TRIBÙ.