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Damien Gernay was born in 1975, in the suburbs of Paris. Between 1994 and 1998, he studied design at Ecole Supérieure des Arts (ESA) Saint-Luc Tournai in Belgium. After school, he worked on scenography projects for contemporary dance and theatre clients in Belgium.
Kaspar Hamacher (1981, Eupen, BE) is graduated from the Academie Beeldende Kunsten of Maastricht, Netherlands. Taking nature as his basis, he is focused resolutely on physical rather than conceptual design. As he says himself,
Jonas was born in 1981 in Lörrach, Germany. He grew up in the countryside in the south of Germany. At a quite young age he already felt a deep fascination to perceive the beauty of the moment in a simple way and to share it somehow with his surrounding and the people around him.
Valentin Loellmann was born and raised in southern Germany (1983). Together with his four siblings, he grew up in an environment of shared creativity. As a child, a strong sensibility regarding his surroundings and details laid the foundations to his creative spirit and ambition.
Fabian von Spreckelsen is a German artist based in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Already as a kid he had a deep fascination for nature handed down from his father: as biologist he guided Fabian to the discovery of the enchanting world of living organisms.
Graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven under the guidance of Ilse Crawford and Formafantasma, Valeriane Lazard had gained experience in the field of interior and product design working at John Pawson,
Contemporary industrialist Oskar Zięta invents new processes, set to meet future needs. A hyper rationalist, the Wrocław-based architect-turned-designer
gives new meaning to the term ‘less is more.’ Having introduced FiDU technology – stabilized inflated metal – in 2007,
Studio Khachatryan, founded in 2010 by designer Noro Khachatryan, is active in various felds of product and architectural design. The studio designs installations, interiors and architectural elements for public and residential spaces.
Amy Hilton was born in 1986 in Lincolnshire, England. In 2007, she graduated in Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in January 2008, she moved to the French Alps where she reconnected with nature.
Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker are two French creators based in Paris. Their work is about giving a contemporary design to rare materials and savoir-faire. All pieces are handmade in small series by French master craftsmen.
Jeanine Cohen was born in 1951 in Brussels, Belgium. From 1975 until 1977 she studied Industrial Design at La Cambre School of Visual Art (ENSAV) in Brussels, Belgium. And in the year 1981 she got a degree in Silkscreen Printing of the same institute.
Francesco Balzano is a french designer based in Paris. His research work is a permanent tribute to the beauty of timeless things. The simplicity is used as an ultimate sophistication, mixing noble materials,
The Amsterdam-based Finnish graphic storyteller, textile artist and designer Kustaa Saksi creates and innovates with the Jacquard weave, generating all kinds of textile art and installations. He has already exhibited at the Victoria &
Bela Silva is born in Lisbon, Portugal, and studied at both the Porto and the Lisbon Fine Arts Schools in Portugal; ArCo, Lisbon; Norwich Fine Arts in the UK; School of The Art Institute of Chicago in the USA.
Originally from Staden, then Antwerp, Frederik Vercruysse has imposed his photographic eye for more than a decade, cultivating a taste for architecture. The very good quality of his documentary and artistic images led to international renown.
Laetitia Bica born in Liège and lives in Brussels. She studied photography at the Institut des Beaux Arts Saint- Luc in Liège. In 2004 she exhibited at to the biennale of photography at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago
Idealized landscapes, childhood memories, abstract daydreams… Saudade, the fourth collection by Tenue de Ville, adopts ethereal tones, and dares a singularity that transforms the walls and carries the imagination away. Thanks to its artistic approach and its hand-drawn motifs,
Isaac Monté has a fascination for unusual materials and an urge to master and manipulate these materials. He is a Belgian designer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Isaac studied at art academies in Belgium,
Born in Leopoldsburg (Belgium) in 1940, Piet Stockmans this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of his studio. Living on the site of Genk’s C-Mine, his career fluctuates between art, the applied arts and industrial design.
Born in Minucciano, Tuscany in 1932, based in Belgium since 1942, Antonio Lampecco, took the direction of the ceramics workshop at the Abbey of Maredsous in 1962. Since 1958 and the World Expo in Brussels,
Born in Slovakia in 1979, Tomáš Libertíny studied at the Technical University Košice in Slovakia focusing on engineering and design. He was awarded George Soros’s Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at The University of Washington in Seattle,
Irina Razumovskaya was born in 1990 in Leningrad, USSR. In 2008, Irina entered the State Academy of Art and Design’s Fine Art and Ceramic and Glass Department, graduating magna cum laude both her BA and MFA degrees.
Born in Germany in 1966, Jörg Bräuer has built up his aesthetic universe along an atypical international professional path. After working in a classic print shop in Munich, he moved to New York to continue university at the Fashion Institute of Technology,