Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium in 1962, and took a degree in architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint - Lucas, in Ghent. In 1990 he opened his own studio in Antwerp, concentrating on the field of architecture. Most of his designs originate from his architectural projects, developing furniture from an architect’s point of view which means starting from space rather than shape. His designs refer to primary forms or historical objects, redefining them in a contemporary way. The balance between shape and vision is an important aspect in his work as well as durability and functionality, comfort. However Vincent is not afraid of aesthetics, for him it is an essential part of de ‘art de vivre’, the emotional side of architecture. His furniture collaborations include the VVD collection for B&B Italia launched in 2002. The first monograph on his work was released in 2001 edited by GG Editorial in Spain, the second monograph released by Thames & Hudson in 2009.