DAVID & GOLIATH AND THE THING WITH HANDMADE ITEMS.
David and Goliath is a well-known story from the Bible, in which David, a small shepherd boy, takes on Goliath, a giant Philistine warrior. The name also symbolizes the cleverness of the small versus the banality of the massive. In our case, David & Goliath represents the creative, the artisanal and nearby, as a counterpoint to standardized mass-produced goods. We believe in the power of local products born from a tradition and an ambition for beauty and simplicity. This is the connecting factor between all the products we offer. Whether it is our artisan tiles, originating from small workshops, or the Cubex kitchens, a Belgian de design classic.
WE ADD STORY, CHARACTER AND REFINEMENT TO YOUR INTERIOR
Around 1900, Belgium was the largest producer of motif tiles in the world. In old catalogs we find hundreds of brilliant and original drawings. Today we bring these back to life in our cement tiles that are still made by hand as they were back then. And we are not limited to Belgium, because magnificent tiles were also made in Southern European countries. Patterned tiles, but equally unique glazed tiles or terracotta. And today here and there are still small workshops that continue this local tradition, stubborn and small-scale, completely in the philosophy of David and Goliath.
WE SELL IDEAS
David and Goliath does not sell products, but an atmosphere, a feeling, a story. We try to guide our customers as much as possible in their search for honest and authentic stories.
SHORT PRODUCTION CHAIN AND COMMUNICATION LINES
At David and Goliath, we want to know what we are talking about, and we are fascinated by the story of our suppliers. Therefore, we often visit them to better understand what they do and to apply this knowledge when advising our customers. Almost all of our products come from Europe which keeps transportation and communication short. The exception is our cement tiles which are made in Vietnam because of labor intensity, but in socially and ecologically correct conditions. This of course applies to all our products.
WE VALUE CREATORS AND CRAFTSMEN
Just as the wine merchant looks for that unique winemaker who can do what no one else can, we look for those artisans who are the best in their field and proudly offer unique products.