Pieter Porters Collections is a luxury collection of furniture, lighting and interior decoration objects designed by Pieter Porters’ House of Porters, an interior design company based in Antwerp, Belgium.
Pieter Porters Collections stemmed from a desire to create an own line of objects that would meet the company’s high quality standards and offer the desired finishing
The products in the collection are handmade in quality materials - products with a soul - steering clear from anything mass produced. Suppliers are typically small independent producers who still master traditional methods; family companies with know-how that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Collaborations are built on respect and a shared love of quality craftsmanship and a personal relationship is developed with each manufacturer. The countries from which the products originate depend on the choice of the producers and the known traditional materials or methods in that country, rather than on the wage costs. This can result in slightly more expensive products, but especially means higher quality and craftsmanship.
Finishing, such as colouring or the company’s trademark patination, is usually done in the company’s own workshop, to avoid the final product from looking fake or new and allow the control freak in Porters more control over the finished product.
Pieter Porters always keeps the customer in mind when designing, paying special attention to the practical side of the objects and integrating the customer’s needs and requirements into the designs. The collection doesn’t change radically every season but rather evolves through the addition of new pieces at regular intervals. Organic growth is favoured over the disposable culture. The collection is timeless and of the best quality, rather than aiming to be the largest.
Five years after its launch, the brand is slowly growing into an established name. The products in the Pieter Porters Collections now sell worldwide to decorators and interior design shops in search of exclusive objects. The collection is marketed all over Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Russia…
While some customers who already knew Pieter from his early days as a interior designer, consciously opt for products with the Porters label and sell under the name of Pieter Porters Collections, others who don't know the name yet buy the collection for its unique style and quality.