Armand & Francine
Armand & Francine (A&F) is a creative duo comprised of Gert Hellebaut and Cathy Poppe, based in Ghent, Belgium. Driven by a desire for creative freedom, they embarked on a journey as self-taught designers which led them to establish their studio where they handcraft solid, unique furniture and objects for interiors.
A&F combine straditional craftsmanship with organic and flowing lines, reflecting their love for textures, materials, asymmetry, and imperfect beauty. Cathy's creative instincts and Gert's technical skills complement each other, resulting in their distinctive and refined designs.
A&F believes that furniture should not only be visually appealing but also serve as functional and emotional objects that can be cherished for generations. The design process of A&F involves experimentation and refinement, always researching new techniques, structures and materials.
A&F believes in a local approach and prioritize quality and craftmanship, personally handling every aspect of the production process in favor of maintaining control over the final product.