Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Studio location: Brussels/Paris.
Describe what you make: I’m an architect who makes a range of projects. Mostly interiors until now. Retail, residential, exhibition design, and furniture.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: I consider all my projects important. Some are bigger than others, but smaller projects are sometimes great opportunities to implement designs that I want to make. The first important project for me was being co-curator of the Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2014. Recently, I’ve been very happy about our stores for Aesop and Isaac Reina, and the restaurant for PNY in Paris.
Describe the problem your work solves: I naively hope that sometimes I create some beauty. That makes the work worth it. Sometimes by proposing strange objects and projects that might only refer to my own interests or obsessions.
Describe the project you are working on now: We are working on different kinds of projects, including a store on four floors at Avenue Georges V in Paris, a house in Cap Ferret, a hotel and a restaurant in Paris, a school in Brussels, and other residential and retail projects.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We just opened Dice Kayek’s first store at 15 rue Saint-Benoit in Paris. Also, our design for the exhibition “Our Happy Life” is on view at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: My office is fully concrete and I absolutely need to have carpets so people feel more comfortable.
What you do when you’re not working: I try to make time for myself and spend time with my friends.
Sources of creative envy: To only say one name: Philip Johnson.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Too many conversations on WhatsApp. But we need them to get the work done!
Concrete or marble? Concrete and marble together!
High-rise or townhouse? High-rise. I actually live and have my Brussels office in what’s considered locally as a high-rise.
Remember or forget? I sometimes forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Both.