In the 1970s, Gjald Pilat started refurbishing and selling antiques, which were in great demand at the time. Yet, he gradually shifted his interest to designing his own furniture. His sense of design and good business led to a true “Famylje collection” and more and more outlets. Around the year 2000, Pilat&Pilat decided to produce its furniture by local artisans in the wooded area of Bosnia, in order to guarantee producing oak, walnut and elm wood furniture that is both contemporary as well as rooted in the tradition of woodworking.
All Pilat&Pilat models are custom-made, have their own character and are given the name of a family member. That’s why it is good that Gjald comes from a family of no less than thirteen children. Dozens of designs now “populate” the Family collection of chairs, tables and cupboards, which you can view in our showroom in Amstelveen. Of course you are welcome to have a look!