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Pierre Vanherck

Pierre Vanherck Cane maker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
Friday 14:00 - 17:00 or by appointment
Phone:
+32 498733873
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Symbols of timeless elegance

  • • Pierre uses only carefully selected wood registered with CITES
  • • He invented the formula to cast metal directly into the wood
  • • In 2015, he created his first olfactory cane

After having made a career as a computer scientist, Pierre Vanherck decided to turn his life around at the age of 38 and follow his true passion. “I started out making contemporary furniture” he remembers, “then one day I bought some machines together with a stock of precious wood from the late 19th century. I was told that this wood was destined to make prestige walking sticks: everything started from there.” Entirely self-taught, he developed a unique know-how that allows him to combine materials having different expansion coefficients. The result is the creation of exclusive accessories composed of the finest woods: silver, gold and even precious stones. Over the years, Pierre’s canes have acquired an international notoriety: unique, unusual and precious canes of the 21st century that give a new and modern meaning to the word elegance.

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Works

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Human Rights walking stick

The handle of this walking stick is an assembly of Satine Rubane cuttings, a Banksia nut set with silver-based alloy and African Blackwood cuttings. A world map and Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are engraved in the silver disk. On the world map, a diamond is set on the location of New York City, the United Nations Headquarters.

Height 88 cm
Diameter 5.1 cm

Photo: ©Pierre Vanherck
Banksia nut walking stick

The handle of this walking stick is made in Banksia nut, set with silver-based alloy and an amalgam of brass glitters. The shaft is made of Indian rosewood set with brass cylinders and an amalgam of brass glitters. The collar and ferrule are in Sterling Silver 925/1000.

Height 93.5 cm
Diameter 5.3 cm

Photo: ©Pierre Vanherck
Raw malachite walking stick

The handle of this walking stick is an assembly of amaranth wood, Laos white ebony (set with silver-based alloy) and Pernambuco wood, set with a piece of raw malachite. The trumpet is an assembly of Afrormosia and African blackwood, set with brass glitter and with silver-based alloy. The shaft is in Laos white ebony and the collar, ferrule and malachite setting in Sterling Silver 925/1000.

Height 89 cm
Diameter 5.5 cm

Photo: ©Pierre Vanherck
The Imprint of Time walking stick

An IWC silver pocket watch Unisex 1901–49 is set in the Mexican Rosewood handle of this walking stick from "L’empreinte du temps" collection. The trumpet and shaft are made in Brazilian Rosewood, and the collar and ferrule in Sterling Silver 925/1000.

Height 94 cm
Diameter 6.3 cm

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