About Designcollectors

Two design lovers, who also happen to be sisters, and who have shared a passion for collecting design classics since childhood. From Artek to Vitra, from Alvar Aalto to Charles & Ray Eames. Combine this with the desire to offer a user-friendly online platform with 'only classics' and with the family company's expertise in logistics. And so, in 2007, the webshop designcollectors.com was born.

Today, Designcollectors offers Europe's largest stock of design classics with fast worldwide delivery by DHL Express. Over 2,000 pieces of timeless furniture, iconic lighting and high-quality accessories. And yet Designcollectors is still a small independent business. With people for whom personal service comes naturally. And who truly love every product they sell.

Charlotte & Tine Castelein

Charlotte and Tine, two sisters who are passionate about design and architecture.

Living in a timeless warmth

Tine is a great admirer of the modernist architecture of Alvar Aalto. The Finnish architect and industrial designer was one of the leading exponents of organic architecture, where the building blends into the landscape. The way Aalto used different materials in a building was ingenious. His lamps are also unique in how they're designed and how they diffuse light. "For a warm interior, the right lighting is essential," adds Tine. "Isamu Noguchi's Akari lamps, for example, are made from traditional washi paper, which creates a distinctive soft light. The Spanish brand Santa & Cole also has a brilliant collection based on their vision of 'delighting not in quantity but in quality; not to show but to share'. This includes a range of portable lamps, such as the SylvestrinaBasica Minima and Cestita Bateria, for more freedom and flexibility in your interior.”

Most pieces are passed down from generation to generation and become more beautiful with age.

Made for today and tomorrow

Durability and timeless design are Tine's pet subjects, which is why she loves the design classics she sells so much: "Most pieces are passed down from generation to generation and become more beautiful with age. Even new items from Artek, for example, are deliberately made for a long and beautiful future". Charlotte also sees investing in design as smart, quality and sustainable: "You are not only investing in something positive in the short term, but also in the future."

Design classics quickly at home

It is not Designcollectors' philosophy to offer many different brands and products. "We always select timeless design classics from a few top brands, which we then stock extensively. So that we can deliver them to our loyal customers around the world in the shortest possible time. However, if you would like to order something from one of these brands that is not on our website, you can of course do so. Just contact our customer service and we will be happy to help you," Tine explains.

One of the highlights of the Designcollectors range is Alvar Aalto's Tea Trolley 900. Elegant and functional at the same time.

Vitra has added some of the original Prouvé colours to its range of Jean Prouvé furniture. The Compas Direction is now available in four new colours.

The Wassily Lounge Chair, a famous Bauhaus design classic. Revolutionary in its use of tubular steel with leather or canvas seat, back and armrests.

Pierre Chapo's S31 wooden stool is an aesthetic and technical masterpiece. Available in low or medium height.