Interpoint, a personal design for everyone
TEXT: THESSA LAGEMAN | PHOTO © LEEN PAS & JASMINE VAN HEVEL
Whenever interior designers Martine Verzwijvelen and Philippe Bonte design a new kitchen or interior, they make sure the result will be exactly like the client wants it to be – or even better than they imagined. “Our designs are progressive, functional and comparable to custom-made suits.”
The two designers create kitchens and interiors that are not only beautiful, but also very practical to use and pleasant to spend time in. “We always carefully listen to who our clients are,” says Bonte. “We take a look at where and how they live and then we make a design for them that they will love. We make sure the kitchen or other piece of furniture fits perfectly in their daily life, for example if they have children. We also like to add an extra touch in our designs that makes you think ‘wow, I hadn’t thought about that’.”
Interpoint only uses natural materials for the designs, such as solid wood, veneer, laminate, lacquer, tin, zinc, brass and aluminium. Verzwijvelen: “We don’t use materials that are fake, for example ones that only look like wood or metal, but are not. We like our work to be fair.”
Last summer, Interpoint opened their own showroom in Antwerp. The shop has an urban chic type of style. Verzwijvelen knows that most clients look for something extra in their furniture. “They are often culturally oriented, enterprising, trendy city people. Many of them love to cook and eat, just like us, and are looking for a kitchen that blends perfectly in their environment.”
“We are really a one-stop shop,” Bonte explains. “We do everything ourselves. The design, the production, the assembly, the aftercare. We keep everything in our hands.”
All designs are produced in their own atelier, not far away from the shop, with the use of hyper-modern, computer-controlled machinery. Together with the designers’ 25 years of experience and the know-how of their colleagues, this results in a perfect product.