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 1987, Van Duysen worked in Milan collaborating with Aldo Cibic at the studio Sottsass Associati. By 1990, Van Duysen had returned to Antwerp and opened his studio specializing in architecture and interiors.
A strong relationship exists between Van Duysen’s designs and his architectural projects. He chooses to develop furniture and objects from an architectural perspective, creating spatial relations rather than shapes. Rescaled interpretations of his architectural work, Van Duysen’s furniture pieces provide a sense of purity and essentialism, yet remain tactile and grounded. Subsequently, many of his designs refer to essential forms, tradition, or well known masterpieces which Van Duysen redefines through a contemporary lens.