Makalit, a Berlin (Germany) – based design label founded by Jacobus van der Meer, collaborate with local craftsmen to manufacture high-quality and timeless furniture and objects in small batches. All products are sold exclusively via the online store.
“As the grandson of an architect, we had a lot of furniture at home designed by my grandfather from the ’50s and ‘60s. There were handmade chairs, cabinets and lamps produced on a very small scale in cooperation with a local craftsman. My grandfather’s high quality furniture is still around, solid and timeless. These objects and furniture inspired me to redesign them and give them a contemporary update, resulting in the birth of my design label Makalit. A label for well-designed, timeless, handmade furniture and high-quality objects, designed to last a lifetime.”
Makalit’s mission is to support of local craftsmen and preserve traditional manufacturing methods. My furniture is produced in small workshops in and around Berlin – Germany, respecting the work of the craftsmen. That means fair pay for labour, using only the best possible (natural) materials and high quality standards. I strive to contribute to the lively design culture in Berlin.
All furniture and objects are manufactured with great care and attention to detail, and are produced in limited editions, small batch production runs or individually on order. All products are individually numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity. If you have any special request in terms of material or fabric, please do not hesitate to contact me.