Since many years, our company, Lefèvre Interiors , is renown, for manufacturing high end custom made interiors, specialized in paneling. My ancestors were cabinet-makers, working according to time-honored techniques and traditions.
As current managers of Lefèvre Interiors (already for the 4th generation) Jan and me are convinced we have to continue this tradition in respect for our ancestors at the first place but even to keep this beautiful art alive.
Today we are preparing the design and creation of a French 18th century inspired paneling.
Jan is taking over, by measuring, a moulding from a French 18th century boiserie panel.
Oak hand-painted French paneling.Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Jo Pauwels
French paneled dining room at the house of interior designer Ginny Magher (US). source Côte de Texas
French paneled dining room at the house of interior designer Ginny Magher (US). source The Houses of Veranda by Lisa Newsom
French paneled living room at the house of the Belgian fashion designer Edouard Vermeulen. Photo credit Claude Smekens
As inspiration to design paneling, Jan and me frequently visit ancient castles. We are always hoping to find mouldings we hadn’t seen before, to add to our collection.
And I love to browse into my father’s or grandfather’s collection of ancient books.
Lefèvre’s team of highly skilled craftsmen offers over 120 years of experience.
To continue the traditional work of our ancestors, and to manufacture 18th century boiseries, we need experienced and high skilled craftsmen -cabinetmakers and woodcarvers-, because mouldings have to be carved by hand.
Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
Our employee Freddy at work. Freddy is working in our company for 40 years! Working at the same company for all these years is probably not very common these days.Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Claude Smekens
My father (who passed away in 2001) was an experienced woodcarver and during his spare time, we frequently found him in his studio, working on one of his creations in wood.
Stained oak French Régence styled paneling.Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
DetailLefèvre Interiors Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
French Provencal oak paneling in a Belgian country house.Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Jo Pauwels
Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Jo Pauwels
Lefèvre Interiors Photo by me
Every single piece of furniture or paneling or library or any other project does not leave our workshop without the Lefèvre Interiors estampille . My father was the first of our family who raised the Lefèvre ‘estampille’, following 18th century French ébénistes (cabinet-makers).
J. = the first letter of my father’s first name Jacques
Lefèvre = the family-name of August (founder of Lefèvre Interiors and my great-grandfather), Medard (my grandfather), Jacques (my father) and me.
1890 = year of establishment of our company, founded by my great-grandfather August Lefèvre (1867-1942)
The rafters and the 3 joiner’s planes refer to my ancestors, three previous generations of cabinet-makers.
Lefèvre Interiors stamp ‘estampille’, proof of high end quality and authenticity. Photo credit Claude Smekens
If you would like us to help designing and manufacturing your paneling, even if you live outside Europe, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more Lefèvre Interiors realisations visit our website at www.lefevre.be