HKliving is a Dutch interior brand founded by Emiel Hetsen and Sander Klaver. The initials of both their last names have been used to create the brand name. The combination of a creative mind and a mathematical brain has turned out to be a winning formula. HKliving creates accessible collections with products inspired by traditional and useable designs while respecting its history of a modern look and feel. During the designing process the emphasis has been placed on honouring the original style/influence, but very much creating accessible items at the same time.
In 2002 Emiel Hetsen, one of the founders, was a professional antique buyer, sourcing the world for the most unique and beautiful pieces and giving these items new life by placing it in beautiful projects all over Europe.
In 2008 the demand for vintage furniture and lighting was at its top and Emiel started looking for alternatives to supply bigger quantities and more options to his customer base. He contacted his childhood friend Sander Klaver, who was working in the international trade business, to help him set up some production of several items in Asia. This led to the creation of HKliving.
From day one it was a great success. The first collection, of containing only 28 products, went global with sales in 12 countries within the first year.
Their headquarters are based in Dronten, Netherlands. This is also where their main warehouse is located. Their collections are now available in 70 countries. True global living!