« Les Hauts-de-France » – the nothern region of France. This is THE reason why we created Aequo. An associative maison d’édition anchored on its territory. It highlights local artists, manufacturers, and knowhow.
Imagined by the native designers Arthur Lenglin, Benjamin Helle and Tim Defleur – from the design school of Valenciennes (North of France). Aequo is born in February 2018 through a human vision of design and the desire to show the dynamism and power of this region – former mining land and industries
Aequo refers to latin word « ex-aequo », the brand wants equity between partners – from the craftman who is used to valorize its knohow, to the writer who beautify the words of designers, through the worker in blue workwear who machine the pieces.
The collection is the result of a reinterpretation by the designers of a strong cultural heritage, made with the local ressources and by the local firms. The aims is about showing the possibility to produce locally a sustainable furniture collection.