The story of Atelier Mestdagh is also the story of the family behind the studio. From Albert Mestdagh, who founded the studio in 1947, and his wife Yvonne, about their son Luc and his wife Ingrid, to their oldest daughter Katrien Mestdagh, who joined in 2004. The family (and their group of loyal and experienced employees) loves stained glass art and does everything it can to keep alive the traditional techniques of pater familias Albert.
In 2015, Katrien was awarded the ‘Master in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management’ at the University of York. She is also in contact with numerous international glass specialists, so that the old artisan knowledge is strengthened and supported today by scientific research. Thanks to that know-how and the passionate team, the studio makes and restores stained glass windows just as they did in the past, but with an eye to the future. Atelier Mestdagh wants to inspire as well as bring new artworks into the world.
‘Colour your interior! We are ready for a (stained) glass revival!’
A proud family firm for over 70 years.
Artisan label by the FOD for high-quality craftsmanship
‘Handmade in Belgium’ label, developed by Unizo.
‘Ateliers Gabriel’ label, recognised Belgian studio in excellence
‘Pearls of craftmanship’ label, as proof of skill and knowledge.
The best craftsmen and women in Europe, selected by the Michelangelo Foundation.
An award by Flanders Heritage Agency for years of high-quality work in the heritage sector.
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