The Birdman Furniture collection, designed by Frans van der Heyden, comprises a range of hand crafted oak furniture, from tables, seating, lighting to accessory components. The collection, which is produced in The Netherlands, has a consistent theme of balance and proportion. As a well-known Dutch film director and photographer, Van der Heyden has always been exposed to the design world. Some years ago he was unable to find a square dining table – so he designed and made one himself. With it’s crossed, solid-oak legs and square top, Van der Heyden’s Metro table has since been a design icon.
The designer is inspired by the simplicity of early 20th century Dutch furniture, combined with rigor of mid-century architecture, yet he imbues each of his designs with a singularly modern identity.
Van der Heyden: “I’m fascinated by the timelessness that certain design expose, and I love furniture that has had a life before, vintage pieces that function well in combination with contemporary design. My furniture is modern in both design and execution, and yet maintains a simple luxury and is able to communicate with the better pieces from any period”.