Born in Antwerp, I studied architecture at the Antwerp Academy and settled in Amsterdam as an independent interior designer, registered at the Dutch Architect Registration Board in 1986.
Initially I mostly designed fashion stores and exhibitions.
Nowadays most projects are for individual patrons.
For 25 years I lectured interior design at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, at TU Delft, at the Design Academy Eindhoven, at the Royal Academy The Hague and at the University of Antwerp.
In 1995 I received the Mart Stam price – from the jury report:
“Even in the smallest details his projects give form to a clear, spatial concept with a relaxed way of incorporating the specifics of the site and the wishes of the client.”
“carefully a balance between ‘too much’ and ‘too little’ is achieved”
In 2004 I received the Dutch Bathroom Design Award; from the jury report:
“The jury appreciates the innovating use of materials, their careful detailing and the fine use of accesseries. The location and the restrained character of the bathroom fit perfectly into the entire interior.”
In 2008 the farm in Lage Mierde was nominated for the LAi price; from the jury report:
“Great attention to detail and to colour and an artisanal approach are the strong aspects of the project. The layout of the different spaces is actively supported by almost invisible interventions which influence space and light, by a refined use of materials and by a precise choice and placing of furniture. The jury appreciates how the traps of such a working method have been avoided.”