Tribù originated from an importer and agency company of garden furniture for the Belgian market, founded in 1966 by Henri De Cock. After his sudden death, his son Lode took over the management in 1987. He wanted to do things differently and soon created his own label that stood for “trendsetting, high-quality outdoor furniture with an exclusive, but timeless design”, a reaction to the plastic furniture and heavy, classic teak that were popular at the time.
Beginning of the 90ies he meets industrial designer Wim Segers who was immediately on the same wavelength. Together they created a collection from a totally different perspective : the garden and terrace as an extension of the architecture of the building. It made them one of the pioneers of a totally new concept of ‘outdoor furniture’. Wim gave the furniture a beautiful, elegant design and Lode, civil engineer, looked how far they could go on a technical level.
The elegant Praislin collection was a real hit and in 1998 Lode stopped all import activities and changed the name of the company to Tribù, which means ‘tribe’ in Italian. The urge
for technical perfection, the affinity with innovative materials and the feeling for design, made Tribù into a high-end manufacturer with international fame. Tribù was the first company of outdoor furniture who was admitted at the renowned Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Tribù is a family company. The sons of Lode have inherited his passion for design and are active in R&D and sales. Together with their father, their aim is to keep Tribù in its trendsetting position and develop collections that make people dream, relax and enjoy...