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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.
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.
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,
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,
Taeg Nishimoto is an architect, designer and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He has worked for Architektenburo Herman Hertzberger in Amsterdam and Kunihiko Hayakawa &
Artist and MacArthur Fellow, Tom Joyce, forges multi-ton industrial remnants and byproducts of large scale manufacturing into artworks that direct one’s attention toward iron’s micro & macro function in the universe –
Both graduated from Crafts and Design College, National Taiwan University of Arts, director of RICHU LACQUER ART CO., LTD., established in New Taipei City in 2014. Chen participated in several international art exhibitions,
Philipp Weber (*1987) graduated in 2012 from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands with his B.A. In 2013 his project A Strange Symphony, an allegory between glass and music, won the New Talent Award of the Berlin Design Festival DMY and in 2015 the Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers.
French-born and British based, Marlene Huissoud is an experimental designer. She graduated from a MA Material Futures (known as Textile Futures) at Central Saint Martins’ School of Art and Design in London where she developed the project From Insects : an exploration of insect materials from the common honeybee and the Indian silkworm.
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,
GGSV Studio’s work is based on concrete proposals and manifesto projects. They research forms with plural interpretations. Founded in 2011, GGSV Studio is an atypical association which goes from design curatorship to designing objects and interiors.
Honored by Le Grand Prix international de Photographie, Vevey in 2012 ; finalist of ReGeneration 2 at Musée de L’Elysée Lausanne in 2010, he is a photographer based in Hamburg and CEO at Cooperopter since 2010.
Studio Dessuant Bone is a multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in Paris, with our specialities in direction, design, product and interiors. Our research based creative solutions evolve from ideas and stories. We pride ourselves on creating an engaging and clear handwriting that can traverse across a diverse range of clients and industries,
Chen Chen & Kai Williams is a New York-based design studio working in furniture, products, interiors and mixed materials.The company was first established as an experimental design space in 2011 by Pratt graduates Chen Chen and Kai Williams –
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,
Abet Laminati presents Invictus, an incomparable and unique new product that originates from the idea of creating a unique product that combines for the first time two elements of superior quality: ultra-high-performance Print HPL surfaces by Abet Laminati,
Born in Veroli (Italy) in 1981. Graduated in the National Film Academy of Bologna (Italy) in 2005, he participated in many multidisciplinary projects, crossing the boundaries of cinema, documentary, theater, music and photography.
Celebrated Swiss-Argentine designer Alfredo Häberli has been innovating the industry since launching his own practice over two decades ago. Based in Zurich, the niño curioso of Swiss design has worked with major brands including Alias,
France has long been associated with luxury crafts. Even its government allocates special labels to heritage workshops and brands, that offer financial support and garner prestige. This French tradition draws back to the days of King Louis XIV and the establishment of guilds.