Le Belge System

door Reinhard Dienes

“Before we met Reinhard on a fair in Frankfurt, we already spotted and photographed the Le Belge System elsewhere at a different show. When we both exhibited at the same fair, we regularly drank coffee together while talking about our work and designs. As it turned out, we became friends and Le Belge System became a perfect addition to the Vij5 collection!”

Arjan & Anieke


This Oakwood shelf system is based on a basic construction principle: the elasticity of wood. The flexibility of Oak permits a simple way of securing the levels and legs together by applying pressure using butterfly-screws, strategically placed near specially designed slots were the legs are inserted.

The need for tools to setup or adjust Le Belge System is therefore non-existent. The Butterfly screws also allow to vary the height of the levels to any desired position. Le Belge System comes as a flat packed package.

The name ‘Le Belge’ came from the road-trip Reinhard was making to Belgium when he made up the concept of this system.


Design by Reinhard Dienes

In collection since 2011

material solid PEFC certified Oakwood
treated with Osmo hard-wax oil or coloured linseed oil
colour butterfly screws in 4 standard colours.

production by our local woodworker in the Netherlands
Finished, checked & packed in the Vij5 workshop in Eindhoven

finishes standard finished with Osmo hardwax oil (extremely durable, preserves the look and feel of natural wood, water-repellent, dirt-resistant and resistant to wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water)
Also available with a black coloured linseed oil, making it dark black but retaining the touch and feel of solid Oakwood!

levels 65 x 30cm
legs 55cm, 75cm, 110cm en 175cm


Vij5 designer ReinhardDienes