The clear relationship between architecture, interior design, and product design is the driving force for Vincent Van Duysen and his team of thirty designers with work ranging from product design for many international brands to commercial and large-scale architectural projects, with a focus on high-end residential both in Belgium and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the USA, and who make up Vincent Van Duysen Architects.
Their works are inspired by subtle transitions between the aforementioned disciplines combined with a spatial attitude, constantly striving for the essence. The use of clean and tactile materials translates into a clean, timeless design. Functionality, durability, and comfort are the main components of the project, an architectural language that does not hesitate to convey aesthetics but is prone to avoid fashion and trends.
During his career, Vincent Van Duysen has received many awards including the Flemish Design Award, Belgian Designer of the Year and Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award, and an EDIDA for Best Interior Designer of the Year. His name has also been included in the AD100 survey by the Architectural Digest network and the Elle Decor A-List multiple times. In 2016, Van Duysen was appointed creative director of Italian brands Molteni&C and Dada, reshaping their global image by designing flagship stores, exhibition stands, and a range of new products. From 2018 to May 2020, he filled the role of art director at Sahco for Kvadrat, after which he worked as a senior designer.
For many years, Van Duysen’s work has appeared in a number of prestigious international publications. Since 1994, his works and realizations have also been presented in various monographs, including those edited by the famous publishing house Thames & Hudson. Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium in 1962. After obtaining a degree from the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Ghent, he worked with Aldo Cibic in Milan, followed by a collaboration with Jean De Meulder in Antwerp, Belgium.
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