Hortum-Hout is located near Ghent in Sint-Amandsberg, where De Loore designs and creates all the wooden furniture in his workshop. “I come from an artistic family. My youngest brother is training to become an ebony joiner, whilst the oldest lives in an oak stilt house. Our mother taught us our love for native plants and trees and the way they liven up a garden,” he explains. During his studies, De Loore worked in the gardens of the Succa Castle in Destelbergen, a medieval castle with over 42 acres of gardens, parks and woods.