The workshop uses all types of rare and precious materials in its productions (cane, shagreen, parchment, horn,, etc.) and makes marquetry elements from rare materials (barberry, metal marquetry incrusted on wood, straw marquetry, etc.).
It only makes very high-end furniture, most of which consists of unique items and can also carry out tailor-made interior designs at the request of decorators. Van Der Straeten items, made by the Ilex workshop, are shown yearly at an exhibition organised in the Van Der Straeten gallery in the heart of the Marais district in Paris.
Some items are exhibited in French and foreign galleries, including recently in New York. Galerie Van Der Straeten: 11 rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 PARIS