Vanhille Grubert is a collaboration between the Belgian upholsterer Jeffrey Vanhille and the Danish designer Emilie Grubert

Situated in the medieval city of Bruges, Ezelstraat 23, the house contains of an exclusive boutique, selling unique interior and design pieces, an upholstery workshop, where mid-century design pieces are restored for clients and for our boutique, plus a design studio designing our own brand Vanhille Grubert and bespoke for clients.

Mood board for collection #1


Jeffrey Vanhille

has for almost 10 years mainly spent his time refining the art of original restoration of mid-century design classics, only using the best of materials and the original construction methods. Beside from working for private clients, he has an ongoing collaboration with Ampersand House in Brussels, Visavu Design in Holland, a major private Bank in Belgium and restoration at the Brafa Art fair in Brussels.

Besides this, he has created art works for several art exhibitions, in Bruges and Brussel, a textile art installation collaboration at the Concert Building Bruges and won the first prize in the art competition SANT.

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Emilie Grubert

After leaving a position in 2018, as academic leader, designer and senior lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, in China, Emilie arrived in Belgium after more than two exciting years in China. 

In 2008 she achieved a First-class Honours Degree from Central Saint Martins BA Women’s Wear, in London, where she trained under illustrator and women’s wear pioneer Howard Tangye and John Galliano Atelier. 
In 2014 she achieved a Masters Degree with Distinction from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art and Design. 

As a designer she has been engaged in collaborations with fine artists, theatres, designers and choreographers such as artist Cally Spooner, production company battleROYAL, artist residency Ernst Projects and others, in London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Her work has been shown in a music video for musician Trentemøller, at art institutions such as HEART- Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre and AArhus 2017 during the European Capital of Culture. 

She has been visiting lecturer at the BA Women’s Wear at Central Saint Martins in London, the GXNU Academy of Fine Arts and the Dirk Wynant’s Furniture Design Department in China amongst others.

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