The first inspiration of our AE’TERNAM line came from the very heart of the Belgian blue stone quarries. The successive layers of sedimentation are interrupted in their thickness and this in a regular way.
Between each stone bench we find the rock called in the jargon ‘crust’. Normally this part of the rock is only used for secondary purposes because it has too many ‘defects’ for standard marketing. On the contrary, we have seen an extraordinary visual interest, both in the shapes and the textures.
We decided to use it as an essential element in our AE’TERNAM furniture line. This rock having taken millions of years to reach us, we offer it the possibility to last for eternity. She was there long before us and will always be here after us. Our approach led us to lead the reflection more broadly.
Either an old element today forgotten by our peers, or an element from the exploitation of natural resources (stone, wood, metal) but relegated to the secondary circuit because not enough in the standards.