Vincent Van Duysen

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.   Afterwards Van Duysen worked in Milan collaborating with Aldo Cibic, after which, he worked with Jean De Meulder in Antwerp, Belgium.  


In 1990, Vincent Van Duysen Architects was established and today has grown into a team of more than twenty collaborators.  Projects range from product design for numerous international brands, over commercial to bigger scale architectural projects, with a focus on high-end residences, which are located in Belgium, spread across Europe, the Middle-East and the USA.


From the onset, a definite relationship between architecture, interior and product design has been a driving force, creating projects with subtle transitions between these disciplines, combined with a spatial design attitude that always searches the essence.  
       

The use of pure and tactile materials results in a clear and timeless design.  An approach that covers all aspects, with respect to context and tradition, within which the senses and physical experience of the space, materials and light place the integrity of the user at its core.  Functionality, durability and comfort are the prime components of the work.  An architectural language which is not shy of aesthetics, but resists fashion and trends.


During his career, Vincent Van Duysen has received multiple awards among which recently the ‘Flemish Culture Prize for Design’ and ‘Belgian Designer of The Year’.  

In 2016, he was appointed Art Director of the Italian Molteni&C and Dada brands, taking care of the global image of the brand by designing flagship stores, exhibition stands and a series of new products. 

Vincent Van Duysen was also appointed part of the creative lead for the product development of Sahco for Kvadrat in 2018.


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Vincent Van Duysen

Biography

 


Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium in 1962. A graduate of Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Ghent, he then worked in Milan, collaborating with Aldo Cibic, after which he worked with Jean De Meulder in Antwerp. 


Established in 1990, Vincent Van Duysen Architects has since grown into a team of more than 20. Projects range from product design for numerous international brands to commercial developments to large-scale architectural projects, with a focus on high-end residences in Belgium, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.


From the very start, the driving force in Van Duysen’s work has been the close relationship he nourishes between architecture, interior and product design. In his projects, the subtle transitions between all of these disciplines are realised in combination with a spatial design that continuously aims for the essence. 


The use of pure and tactile materials results in a clear, timeless design where the integrity of the user is at the core in every aspect: context and tradition, the sensual and physical experience of the space, the materials and the lighting. Functionality, durability, and comfort are prime components. This is an architectural language that embraces aesthetics while resisting passing trends and fashion.


Throughout his career, Vincent Van Duysen has received multiple accolades, the most recent of which are the Flemish Culture Prize for Design and the Belgian Designer of the Year award. 


In 2016, Van Duysen was appointed Art Director of Italian brand Molteni&C | Dada, becoming responsible for its global image through the design of flagship stores, exhibition stands, and series of new products. 

Vincent Van Duysen was also appointed part of the creative lead for the product development of Sahco for Kvadrat in 2018.

 

 

Personal
  

 

Born:  

Lokeren, Belgium, on April 21, 1962

 

Office Address:  

Lombardenvest 34
B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium
T 00 32 3 205 91 90

 

E-mail:  

info@vincentvanduysen.com

vincent@vincentvanduysen.com

 

 

Education

 

1974 – 1980   Latin-Greek secondary school
   
1980 – 1985   Architectural studies

                      (Higher Institute of Architecture Saint-Lucas Ghent.)

 

Training

 

1985 – 1986   Monique Stoop office Ghent, Belgium

1986 – 1987   Cinzia Ruggeri office Milan, Italy 

                       (Aldo Cibic, Milan, Italy)
   

 

Career


1987 – 1989       Jean-Jacques Hervy Brussels

1989 – 1990       Jean De Meulder Antwerp

1990 – present   Start of Vincent Van Duysen Architects office.

1993 – 1994       Lecturer arch. design Higher Institute of Architecture St-Lucas Brussels

2016 - present   Appointed as creative director of Molteni&C and Dada

2018 - present   Appointed as art director, with Anna Ebbesen as design                          director, by Kvadrat for Sahco.