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Katia De Witte

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,

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Xavier Lust

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.

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Studio Nedda

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,

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Tomas Kral

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.

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Niclas Jørgensen

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.

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Palomba Serafini Associati

Founding their Milan firm in 1994, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba have carved their place within the worlds of interior, exhibit and product design. Working in various applications – such as yachts,

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Poetic Lab

Exploring the anapestic potential of design, Poetic Lab founder Hanhsi Chen centres his practice on the thinking and production of silence. Graduating from the Royal College of Art London in 2013,

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Adrien Rovero

Establishing his Lausanne practice in 2006, Swiss designer Adrien Rovero has developed an approach that employs striking graphic compositions, minimalistic forms, strong colour schemes and reimagined functions. The designer’s vocabulary has been described as observational,

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Glenn Sestig

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;

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Jessica Signell Knutsson

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,

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Patricia Urquiola

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,

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Hubert Verstraeten

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,

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Christian Wassmann

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,

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Zięta Prozessdesign

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,

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Sylvain Willenz

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,

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Alain Gilles

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,

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Sebastian Herkner

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,

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Jörg Bräuer

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,

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Kaspar Hamacher

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,

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Nathalie Dewez

Born in Belgium, Lives in Brussels, 2001 – Graduated from the La Cambre Brussels, 2002 – Created her own studio, 2010 – The Balance Light was nominated for Best Product at the London Design Festival.

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Vincent Fournier

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.

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Carlo Brandelli

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.

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Mark Braun

Mark Braun was born in Germany, Lives in Berlin, 2006 -, Graduated from the University of Applied Science Potsdam, 2006 – Created his studio – Worked with companies like Lobmeyr and Thonet.

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Sinem Halli

Born in Turkey Lives in Istanbul, 2010 – Graduated from the Istanbul Technical University, 2014 – Joined Nude Glass Studio, www.nudeglass.com