Vincent Van Duysen
Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium, in 1962, and undertook a degree in Architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, Ghent. Between 1986 and 1989 Van Duysen worked in Milan and Brussels, after which, in 1990, he opened his own studio in Antwerp concentrating on architecture and interiors. A strong relationship exists between Van Duysen’s designs and architectural projects – he develops furniture and objects with an architectural perspective – creating spatial relations rather than shapes. A rescaled interpretation of the architectural work, Van Duysen creates pieces that afford a purity and essentialism yet remain tactile and grounded. Vincent Van Duysen Architects is currently active with numerous works, including their first hotel project, in Belgium as well as an increased focus on significant international projects including residential works in London, New York, and Milan, offices in Beirut and Riyadh, and high-end commercial fitouts in Paris, Rome, and Hong Kong.