Trained as a metalworker, Belgian designer Ado Chale discovered mineralogy during a trip to Germany in the 1950s. He cultivated his passion alongside his wife, Huguette Schaal, who herself became a gemologist. Together, they travelled the world in search of semi-precious stones and rare materials to create exceptional and unique decorative objects and furniture. More than a designer, Ado Chale can also be described as a craftsman and alchemist, always looking for and experimenting with combinations of chemicals that would allow him to give shape to his ideas.
From Brussels to Montreal, Paris to Tokyo, Ado Chale has been invited to exhibit his work around the world and has become an iconic figure in the art and design world. Chale’s creations attract a notoriously sophisticated clientele and are highly appreciated by members of the aristocracy in Belgium and around the world as well as by representatives of the Haute Couture such as Dior, Hermès, Chanel or Louis Vuitton.