From locally harvested wood to contemporary design furniture

Sonian is a highly specialised atelier working exclusively with unique, locally sourced hardwood species from Europe’s largest urban forest in Brussels. We produce sought-after Objects in collaboration with leading designers, distribute high-quality wood Material and provide a Bespoke fabrication service for fully developed designs and plans.





OUR WORKSHOP IN BRUSSELS


WHAT IS SONIAN?

We are a cooperative with the mission to make the best use of local wood from the Sonian Forest. We do everything it takes to go from local hardwood to contemporary design furniture.



HOW IS IT ORGANISED?

We closely cooperate with different partners along the value chain and organise the sustainable production of local high-quality wood products. From the purchase of standing trees to the final use in interior architecture or design projects, we coordinate the entire process.



WHERE DO YOU SOURCE THE WOOD FROM?

The Sonian Forest! Which is a unique periurban ecosystem of approximately 5000 hectares just outside of Brussels.



WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE WOOD?

The forest hosts spectacular groves of hardwood trees and has been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017.



WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN PRESERVING THIS HERITAGE ?

The forest has been planted at the end of the 18th century to produce wood for Brussels – and we’re here to close the cycle. Our job is to make sure that all steps along the way (harvesting, milling, drying etc) are as sustainable, local and qualitative as possible.



DO YOU DO CUSTOM ORDERS AND PROJECTS?

We love bespoke projects. Please get in touch and tell us about your needs. You can also explore our Material section to get an overview of our wood and craft techniques.



ARE YOU A WOODWORKING COMPANY, DESIGNERS OR GALLERY?

We are all of that. We have a specialised workshop to craft wooden objects. We design some of our projects in-house, but we often collaborate with other designers, architects and artists. We have our own collection and shop, but we also exhibit with other galleries and fairs.



DO YOU SELL WOOD?

Yes, but only local wood and only to professional carpenters. If you have an inquiry, please write to sales@sonian.brussels



I LIVE NEARBY, CAN I MEET YOU AND VISIT THE WORKSHOP?

Yes, but only on appointment ! Send an email inquiry to: office@sonian.brussels.



DO YOU ORGANISE VISITS OR WORKSHOPS?

Yes, but only a few times a year. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter here, if you want to be informed of upcoming dates.



MORE QUESTIONS?

office@sonian.brussels







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