De Eik Group takes a special interest in books.
It owns one of the accessible private libraries of old manuscripts in Belgium. The Cultura Fonds library has a substantial collection of Plantin prints (1555-1589) and works of sixteenth-century humanists and scholars, such as Erasmus and More, Vesalius and Dodoens, Clusius and Lobelius, Ortelius, Clenardus and Masius.
With Cultura Brussels, the Group acted as the initiator for a fund for bibliophile editions.
In addition to production under its own management, the group has been involved several times in the production of books or editing for third parties, such as De Warande vzw, for which it produced a book commemorating its 25th anniversary and reviewing its history: 25 jaar De Warande.Een geschiedenis and for Plan C, for which it produced the e-book Product/Dienst. Nieuwe businessmodellen in de circulaire economie (Product/Service: New Business Models in the Circular Economy).
Art forms an integral part of the group’s architectural heritage. In addition to designer furniture created by Pieter De Bruyne, visitors will find ceramics by Antonio Lampecco, or installations, sculptures and paintings by Radovan Kraguly, Jean-Paul Laenen, Luc Deleu, Maurits Van Saene, Dotremont, Luc Peire and Dan Van Severen.
Culture is solidly embedded in De Eik’s identity and in this connection the group commissioned Paul Ibou to design its graphic house style. Its headquarters, situated amidst green surroundings, was designed by architects Storme, Storkebaum & Van Ranst.
Camille Van Waeyenberge (1911-1981). Founder of the Dairy Industry and Dairy Trade in Belgium; typeset in Quadraat, developed by Fred Smeijers, on 120 and 300 g Bio Top and bound by De Windroos based on a design by Frederik Hulstaert.
Camille Van Waeyenberge (1911-1981). Grondlegger van de zuivelindustrie en zuivelhandel in België; typeset in Quadraat, developed by Fred Smeijers, on 120 and 300 g Bio Top and bound by De Windroos based on a design by Frederik Hulstaert.
Het kasteel van Steenhuize-Wijnhuize. Kroniek van een restauratie (1982-1987) (The Steenhuize-Winhuize Castle: Timeline of a Restoration (1982-1987); typeset in Collis, developed by Christoph Noordzij, on 150 and 200 g Gardapat Klassica by Van Looveren & Princen.
Hubert Van Herreweghen, Fluitenkruid (Cow Parsley) Poetry composed to commemorate the poet’s 80th birthday; illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Anne Van Herreweghen; typeset in Zapf Renaissance on Oud Hollands Van Gelder by Pierre Leguerrier. 20.5 x 27.5 cm; 62 pgs. black case; numbered and signed.
Maurits Van Saene 1919-2000, Kunstschilder (Maurits Van Saene, 1919-2000, Painter); a speech held by R.H. Marijnissen, Ninove, 29 January 2000; Kalmthout, De Carbolineum Pers, 2000; typeset in Goudy Old Style and printed on Zerkall hand-made printing paper.
Roger H. Marijnissen, Met een zondagse ooglap (With a Sunday Eye-Patch); columns that appeared in De Standaard newspaper between 1968 and 1998; published to commemorate the author’s 75th birthday; foreword by Guido Van Hoof; portrait of Marijnissen by Anne Van Herreweghen; typeset in DTL-Albertina, developed by Chris Brand, on Munken Lynx by Antoon De Vylder; 14.5 x 24.5 cm; 120 pgs. numbered and signed.
Hubert van Herreweghen, De gemsbok (The Oryx) poetry; part III of a trilogy, preceded by Twee patrijzen (Two Partidges) and Zwart lam (Black Lamb); typeset in Méridien, developed by Frutiger, on Oud Hollands Van Gelder by Pierre Leguerrier; 20.5 x 27.5 cm; 96 pgs. black case; numbered and signed.
Manu Ruys, Op de korrel (With a Critical Eye); political meditations; columns that appeared in De Standaard; portrait of Ruys by Anne Van Herreweghen typeset in Photina, developed by José Mendoza, on Ideal Premier by Pierre Leguerrier; 14.8 x 21 cm; 90 pgs. black case; numbered and signed,
Clark Stillman, Man on the Beach:Observations in Pseudo-Light Verse; poetry by an American book collector; typeset in Trinité on Rives Classic vergé by Pierre Leguerrier; 13 x 21 cm; 140 pgs. black case; numbered.
Hubert van Herreweghen, Zwart Lam; a volume; poetry; part II of the trilogy that includes Twee patrijzen and De gemsbok; printed on Oud Hollands Van Gelder and typeset by Pierre Leguerrier; black case; 20.5 x 27.5 cm; 80 pgs. numbered and signed.
Van Saene: Catalogue of the ‘Van Saene’ exhibition in Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, 15 September-13 October 1991; 41 full-colour reproductions; typeset in Eras van Boton & Hollenstein on JOB glossy matte by Pierre Leguerrier; 25 x 21 cm; 104 pgs. numbered and signed.
Hubert van Herreweghen, Twee Patrijzen; poetry; part I of the trilogy that includes Zwart Lam; a volume and De gemsbok.; portrait of the poet by Anne Van Herreweghen; typeset in Chancery, developed by Hermann Zapf, on Oud Hollands Van Gelder by Pierre Leguerrier; 28 x 20 cm; 80 pgs. black case; numbered and signed.
Herman Liebaers, Rond de Brusselse Warande (Around the Park in Brussels); illustrated with 15 drawings by Jef van Grieken; typeset in Comenius, developed by Hermann Zapf, on vélin d’Arches by Pierre Leguerrier; 28 x 20 cm; 48 pgs. black case; numbered and signed.
Herman Liebaers, Autour du parc de Bruxelles. Six façades plus une; illustrated with 15 drawings by Jef van Grieken; typeset in Comenius, developed by Hermann Zapf, on vélin d’Arches by Pierre Leguerrier; 28 x 20 cm; 48 pgs. black case; numbered and signed.
Hubert van Herreweghen, Fazant (Pheasant); poetry; illustrated with silkscreen prints by Maurits Van Saene; in commemoration of the 65th birthday of the author as well as the artist; typeset in ITC Modern on vélin Lana pur fil after a design by Fernand Baudin; 27.5 x 37.5 cm; 72 pgs. off-white case, off-white half-linen volume with gilded print; numbered and signed.