Kris Van Puyvelde and Frank Boschman first met at university whilst studying to become engineers in Antwerp Belgium. Many years later in 1992, they met up again, each wanting to start their own business. Together they wanted to start importing teak wood outdoor furniture from Indonesia, however they quickly discovered that the products were of poor quality and were manufactured only in a colonial style.
Undeterred they decided that they could create better designs and improve the quality of the furniture. Within days the company was formed and named Royal Botania; an allusion to both the natural beauty of lush botanic gardens and the matching supreme “royal class” furniture they were about to create.
Initially the focus of Royal Botania was to fuse superb quality and refreshing designs made out of teak wood. Quickly the company became internationally synonymous with luxurious quality and design. The reputation and brand name gained worldwide recognition.
This success led the way into new outdoor furniture collections being designed as well as the launch of outdoor lighting and bathroom furniture. In line with the growth the team expanded as well as the introduction of new materials such as stainless steel, aluminium and synthetic fibres.
18 years later, Royal Botania employs over 800 people world wide, with over 50 located at the head office situated in Antwerp, Belgium. There is also a 100,000m3 large warehouse that stores all of the products before they are carefully sent out to many happy customers worldwide.
Over the years, Royal Botania has earnt an acclaimed reputation for creating the most refined, diverse choice of outdoor collections in the world. The individual ranges use a wide selection of different materials, as well as being designed and manufactured to offer a perfect blend of precision and functionality. Our company goal is to meet the individual needs of our customers.