Bespoke Furniture Workshop

Van de Minkelis Design Furniture is a high-end woodworking business located to the east of Pretoria. The owner, Bram van de Minkelis, started the business in February 2015 as a continuation of V+ Design Furniture.

Bram was born in Holland to a family that traces an ancestry specialising in woodworking back to the year 1600. Having inherited this centuries-old passion for working with wood, Bram as a young boy started to learn the craft from his father, who himself has focused on exterior and interior carpentry for luxury yachts for the past 30 years.

Bram started formal artisanal training when he was only 15 years old, and over the years translated his love and flair for wood into the finest craftsmanship and the ability to create future heirlooms of great beauty, singular elegance and lasting quality.

In 2011, Bram moved to South Africa, and continued to craft exceptional pieces of furniture, first at Wildervanck Furniture and later at V + Design Furniture.

Van de Minkelis Design Furniture manufactures its products in a professionally equipped workshop of about 350 m2. Here we do all our creative work, and apply the best techniques of design and manufacture.

Outstanding handicraft – in the tradition of the Dutch master carpenters – and the finest detail are evident in our custom-designed furniture, which demonstrate our exceptional skill in the art of veneering, turning, marquetry and wood carving, and in working with solid wood.

custom furniture

Tables & Cupboards

Outstanding handicraft − in the tradition of the Dutch master carpenters − and the finest detail are evident in our custom-designed furniture.

GALLERY
cabinets & storage

Cabinets & Storage

Our cabinets demonstrate our exceptional skill in the art of veneering, turning, marquetry and wood carving, and in working with solid wood.

GALLERY
shop fitting

Shop Fitting

We also design, build and install customised kitchens, cellars and studies/libraries, and shop fit retail and service shops.

GALLERY

Our product range includes residential and commercial furniture design and manufacture, and we also design, build and install customised kitchens, cellars and studies/libraries, and shop fit retail and service shops.