Van Esch

Established in 1972

Regardless of whether located in a business premises or in a home, the entrance of a building says a great deal about the people who use it. It is quite striking how over the last few years the differences between the two have become increasingly fewer. Elements of the home can now be found on the work floor and vice versa. The reason is that everyone simply wants to look their best.

This development can also be seen in the history of van Esch, a family business that specialises in the production of cloakroom systems and entrance area accessories. In 1972 Hendrik Jan Willem van Esch started working in his basement in Rijswijk on the production of cloakroom systems. Designer Gerard Kerklaan (*1941-†2003) not only put together the range, but he also came up with the visual identity. This do-it-yourself mentality characterised the company long into the 1980s.

But the market changed and, therefore, so did the company, which now operates from Goirle. Ad and Simon van Esch, who took charge of the company in 1988, broadened their outlook. They started working with various designers who gave a new impulse to the collection. Initially, this was practically all produced in-house. These days some of the production is outsourced to top quality specialists.

Presentation, storage and reception; these are the three cornerstones of van Esch. After all, being well received gives one a sense of being immediately welcome. The layout of the entrance plays an important role in this. It is the place where a person or company presents himself; a calling card as it were. It is also the place where visitors leave their coats and bags.

For every entrance or reception area van Esch provides a suitable solution. In its designs the company works exclusively with experienced and talented designers from home and abroad. They have an excellent feel for the market and can constantly adapt the collection according to changing times. Made-to-measure solutions is one of the specialisations of van Esch that allows it to collaborate effectively with interior architects.

The Perfect Entrance collection consists of high quality products for reception areas; from cloakroom systems to brochure stands, and from mirrors to lockers. The timeless designs are not only suitable for offices, hospitals, museums and hotels, but also for the home. All products are sold through a network of selected dealers.

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