• Laterale co-founder TIm Vandenbroeke
    Timothy Vandenbroeke
    Timothy was born and educated in Belgium, obtaining his diploma in Interior Design at Saint Lucas Academy for Science and Art in Ghent.  Relocating to Johannesburg in 2007, Timothy immersed himself in the local industry, working for two different architectural firms. He is fluent in English, Dutch and French.
  • Laterale co-founder Gilbert Balinda
    Gilbert Balinda
    Gilbert is a Rwandan- Belgian; he graduated from the Institut Supérieur d’Architecture St-Luc in Brussels in 2007. After moving to South Africa, he worked as an architect at Mashabane Rose Associates where he project managed large scale heritage and nation building projects.  He founded Laterale in 2012 with Timothy Vandenbroeke.  He is a visiting critic at the architecture department of the University of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand University. He is fluent in English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda

About us

Born out of a shared passion for art, design and architecture, Laterale was founded by two Belgian friends: an interior designer and an architect.

Working within the wider creative industry, Laterale focuses its work on architecture, interior and furniture design. Its creations are the result of careful artistic research blended with innovation, quality and passion.

Laterale creates unique pieces that are the result of collaborations with professionals and artists from a variety of fields.

We create outside the mainstream, we create Laterale

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