The history of a Belgian design icon

Through its clean design and its intelligence system which endures over time, Kewlox storage furniture has become an icon in itself.

An icon of Belgian design for more than 50 years, Kewlox storage furniture is based on an ingenious assembly system. This can be summed up as four steel angle brackets which hold solid beech cross pieces and battens to create a solid framework that is guaranteed for life, the assembly of which does not require any glue or screws.

1958

Mr Kewley, an English engineer, designs an assembly procedure which enables pieces of wood to be locked, using metal angle brackets. He therefore added the start of his name to the principle of his system: Kew-lock. And to be more universal, the name was simplified: Kewlox.

1959

Maurice Le Clercq acquires the operating licence and starts to produce the first Kewlox.

1960

Kewlox wins the gold medal at the Salon des Inventeurs (Inventors Trade Fair) and its place in the Museum of Modern Art.

2001

Le Clercq & fils becomes Kewlox s.a

2003

Kewlox develops its network into the Netherlands, then extends into France and Germany.

2004

Frost appears (transparent acrylic glass) in 20 colours.

2010

Kewlox is elected a “Success Story” by Wallonia Design.

2014-2016

The original logo is replaced by a new logo created by the company Tramway 21.

2017

In January 2017, the original logo is reviewed with the designer Julien Renault: a return to its origins and a slight facelift to the brand which makes all the difference.