Frank Boschman studied to become engineer in Antwerp Belgium. In 1992, he met up with Kris Van Puyvelde, each wanting to start their own business. Together they wanted to start importing teak wood outdoor furniture from Indonesia; however they quickly discovered that the products were of poor quality and were manufactured only in a colonialstyle. Undeterred they decided that they could create better designs and improve the quality of the furniture.
Within days the company was formed and named Royal Botania, an allusion to both the natural beauty of lush botanic gardens and the matching supreme “royal class” furniture they were about to create. Initially the focus of Royal Botania was to fuse superb quality and refreshing designs made out of teak wood. Quickly the company became internationally synonymous with luxurious quality and design.
The reputation and brand name gained worldwide recognition. This success led the way into new outdoor furniture collections being designed as well as the launch of outdoor lighting and bathroom furniture. In line with the growth the team expanded as well as the introduction of new materials such as stainless steel, aluminum and synthetic fibers.