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Lekker Home to Host Belgian Design Event

The celebrated South End showroom will now be featuring the work of Belgian designers Laetitia Low and Paul Delaisse, both of whom will be on hand at Thursday's event.

Good things may come to those who wait… but why wait if you don’t have to?

As importers of many fine European wares, proprietors Natalie and Curt Carpenter understand that waiting for international deliveries can take time. In the case of two new designer lines from Belgium, however, they’ve struck gold: both are now producing furniture domestically.

“We’re super excited to introduce Marie’s Corner, from Brussels, and Central Station, from Antwerp, exclusively to the New England marketplace,” Curt Carpenter told us during a recent exchange. 

“Because both are owned and operated by celebrated Belgian designers that now have manufacturing in the U.S., we’re able to offer European design, quality and craftsmanship without the lead times introduced by having to import it,” he said.

The Carpenters are celebrating their New England exclusive by hosting a little in-store shindig at Lekker this Thursday, June 16 from 6 - 9 p.m. Fans of the showroom—incidentally, one of the first high-end shops to open in the SoWa district—can stop by, peruse the goods and meet the designers in person.

Additionally, guests can enter a drawing to win an original Central Station Cargo Chair valued at $950.00.

By all accounts, the look and feel of Marie’s Corner and Central Station’s furniture is very much in keeping with what folks have come to expect from Lekker Home: simple, timeless design with understated sophistication and an emphasis on function. Natalie Carpenter, an Amsterdam native, calls the pair's work, 'warm-modern' and said it reminds her of home.

“All are handmade using the finest hardwoods, fabrics and construction techniques,” Curt said. “Best of all, they all resonate the Belgian design signature; clean, minimalist and uniquely elegant.” 

“Though both collections have their ‘statement pieces,’ most fit beautifully with décor that ranges from contemporary to classic,” he added. “It’s a perfect fit for the New England home.”

“Marie’s Corner partnering with Central Station was a natural fit for our design concept,” added Laetitia Low, Founder and Principal Designer of Marie’s Corner. “Our Belgian roots come out in our designs and subsequently are very complementary of one another.”

Paul Delaisse, Central Station’s Founder and Principal Designer, agreed.

“Our collaboration with Lekker Home in Boston is ideal given their commitment to the brands, our synergistic design aesthetic and our like‐minded focus on home décor as a lifestyle experience,” he said.

This Thursday's Belgian Design Event will be held at Lekker Home, 1317 Washington Street, Boston. RSVP at RSVP@Lekkerhome.com or on Facebook to insure your name and any guests are on the Guest List at the door.

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