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Pottery - design Vincent Van Duysen

About Vincent Van Duysen:

Van Duysen’s work is characterized by an interest in reinterpreting classical forms. His search for order and clarity produces designs which are both contemporary and innovative, but which have the force of perfect inevitability, setting off resonances that feel like memories: always new, but reminding us of things we have known.

 

Vincent van Duysen studied architecture at the higher institute of architecture Sint-Lucas in Ghent. Following two years in Milan he returned to Belgium, setting up his own practice in Antwerp in 1990.

 

The range of Van Duysen’s architectural practice is broad, with interior commissions for private houses, apartments, shops, restaurants and offices. His commitments to the process of progressive refinement applied with equal distinction to both contemporary and historical contexts. He has also worked prolifically on a smaller scale, designing furniture and light

Kate Hume’s eponymous interior design company is based in Amsterdam and attracts a roster of international clients in search of the simple and luxurious tempered with eclectic detailing and use of color. Hume studied fashion design in her native England, before moving to the United States in the 1980's, to work as a consultant and stylist.

 

On her return to Europe in 1998 she and her husband, Frans van der Heijden launched Birdman Furniture, a streamlined, contemporary range of home furnishings, referencing classic Dutch forms of the last century. Long passionate about glass and its possibilities of shape and surface texture, Hume soon launched the Kate Hume Glass collection.

 

Hume's work has been exhibited at galleries and stores in New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Kuwait and Moscow.