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Founded in 2014 by Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) Berlin graduate Friederike Delius, Studio Berg, explores the fertile ground between art and design; different yet similar approaches that, together,
Amsterdam-based Hélène Dashorst is a master of woven fabric. Producing curtains, transparents, semi-transparents, upholstery, wallcoverings, rugs, carpets and packing solutions on commission, the textile designer has also developed self-initiated projects in various materials including horsehair,
Having worked in Paris and Prague, Czech designer Lucie Koldová has become a major name within lighting and furniture design sectors. Though highly refined, her transcendent practice is still influenced by this cultural duality.
Milan-based Ilaria Innocenti came on to the scene in 2010 with a collection of carpets produced using traditional Sardinian techniques. Establishing her intuitive approach, the designer employs a decorative vocabulary that combines hand drawing with investigations of texture and material.
For celebrated Swedish designer Monica Förster, ideas often supersede shape. Nevertheless, her cross-disciplinary approach has been described as formally pure and materially innovative. Having worked for leading brands like Alessi, Bernhardt,
Launched in 2005 by Limited Edition, 2tec2 is a Belgian carpet design – manufacturer exclusively under the same brand name – that combines vinylcoating with woven glass fiber. As a markable innovation,
Pushing manufacturing technologies and form to new limits, Brussels-based designer Xavier Lust always looks to create a tension within his accessories, furniture, and urban applications. In this respect, the designer’s oeuvre can be identified as a steady stream of research-based experimentations in deformation.
Belgian jewelry-maker and silversmith Nedda El-Asmar applies her delicate and nuanced approach to a range of applications including product and interior design. Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal College of Art London,
Lausanne-based Slovakian designer Tomas Kral prefaces his bio page by describing that he works on a smaller scale than his architect father. In fact, the Ecal graduate and professor’s poetic interpretations of everyday objects adopt a far more nuanced approach.
Berlin-based Danish creative Niclas Jørgensen has worked in various sectors of the design industry. Integral to the foundation of Copenhagen-based Etage Projects gallery, the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate has recently returned to the craft of furniture and lighting design.
Working in extreme precision, Ghent-based Glenn Sestig has established himself as one of Belgium’s leading luxury architects. Working in various and at times, clashing noble materials, the Henry Van de Velde Institute graduate’s interior designs have been described as monolithic;
Recently launching her own Stockholm-based Singnell Knutsson brand, Swedish design Jessica Signell Knutsson has long explored the value of nuanced details and perfectionism within craftsmanship. For this reasons, she opts to work in smaller,
Top designer Patricia Urquiola bases her approach on rigour, emotion, innovation and well-being. Trained with historical figures like Achille Castiglioni and Piero Lissoni, the Italo-Spanish master looks to reinvigorate the discipline by reintroducing the notions of precision,
Brussels-based jewelry designer Hubert Verstraeten has always developed his own processes. The Labyrinth collection for German design house Niessing is no exception. By pressing platinum wires into a conical form at high temperatures,
Founding his New York practice in 2006, Swiss-born architect Christian Wassmann has made a name for himself within various sectors of the art and design world. Having trained with famed master Steven Holl and leading avant garde theatre director Robert Wilson,
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,
Founding his own Brussels-based practice in 2004, Sylvain Willenz has already made a name for himself on the international scene. With a prolific portfolio of products, furniture, installations and interiors designed for leading brands like Hay,
Brussels-born Alain Gilles typifies a sense of rationalized forms and subtle humour inherent in contemporary Belgian design. Founding his practice in 2007, after years working in the financial sector, the designer has since worked with major ‘editors’ like Galerie Gosserez Paris,
Rising star Sebastian Herkner has carved a place for himself within the design world by breathing new value into sometimes overlooked details. Bridging different cultures and contexts together with technological innovation and traditional crafts,
Vincent Fournier was born in 1970 and lives in Paris. After graduating with a sociology degree and a Masters in Visual Arts, he obtained a diploma from the National School of Photography in Arles in 1997.
Since his Squire Gallery in the mid’ 1990‘s, Carlo has always worked in a creatively open and multi- disciplined way, perhaps pioneering the first type of ‘Creative Director’ role, drawing on artistic influences to shape the language and visual communication of design.