Born: 1959
Nationality: Belgium
Parents : Mother Austrian, Father Belgian

Lived in Austria until 1972.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

1983 – 1989         junior and senior design consultant at IDEA Antwerp, Belgium

1989 – 2010         senior design consultant and partner at Enthoven Associates Design Consultants, in Antwerp/Belgium, in charge of various design projects

1991 – now           in charge of all Asian & SE Asian customers for Enthoven Associates Design Consultants and Yellow Window Design Consultants ( Belgium and France) : client manager and project leader for Asian all design projects

2010 – now           freelance product designer

 

Clients : selection of some major clients :

Samsonite, Coca-Cola, Unibind, Vaillant, Tupperware, Ideal Standard, Alcatel, LG

Electronics, Clear Channel Adshel, New Holland, KBC, De Post, L&H Bank, Thalys, CRRC, Xiamen Golden Dragon, Zhongtong, etc.

Activities : selection of some major products & sectors :

luggage, retailequipment, sanitary ware, building products, consumer electronics, domestioc

appliances, furniture (indoor-outdoor-bathroom), agriculture machinerie, public

transportation products ( rail and bus), houseware , interior CI’s for banks, etc.

ACADEMICAL EXPERIENCES

1984 – now   various “guest professorships” for product design & product development

  • at the “Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg” (Genk/Belgium )
  • at the “Higher Institute for Integrated Product Development / Henry van de Velde” (Antwerp/Belgium)

DIPLOMAS

Graduated as master in product & industrial design at “LUCA school-of-Arts” in Genk/Belgium ( previously called “Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg”, previously called “AVKIV”)

LANGUAGES

  • German
  • Dutch
  • English
  • FrenchAWARDS
·       SMAU, International Award for Burotics, Italy 1986
·       IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Unibind 45 1987
·       European Design Selection Interieur ’88: Doorconcept, Belgium 1988
·       IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Unibind S200 1994
·       Good Design, the Netherland, Bova , Futura Coach 1995
·       Good Design , KIDP , Seoul , Korea , Chefline Cosmo 1995
·       IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Unibind S125 1997
·       Bronze Medal , KOTRA , Seoul , South-Korea , Chefline Cosmo 1997
·       IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Unibind S425 1997
·       Good Design , KIDP , Seoul , Korea , Anam Electronics , TV Wah Wang III 1998
·       IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Unibind S1025 2000
·       Design Museum Ghent (BE) – 4 selections for an exhibition on 100 years of product design in Belgium, including the Samsonite Focus (1986) and the Röwa Genio (1999). This exhibition has been touring Europe since then. 2001
·       Design Plus, ISH 2001 Messe, Frankfurt, Germany, Vaillant Ecotec 2001
·       Design Plus, ISH 2001 Messe, Frankfurt, Germany, Vaillant Ecovit 2001
·       Design Plus, ISH 2001 Messe, Frankfurt, Germany, Vaillant Ecocompact 2001
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·       IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Vaillant 2002
·       Design Plus, ISH 2003 Messe, Frankfurt, Germany, Vaillant , for 7 different models 2003
·      IF Gute Industrieform, Hannover Messe, Germany, Etap K6 – K9 2004
·      IF Gute Industrieform, , vrnetDIALOG, HAnnover Messe, 2005, Vaillant 2005
·      Various awards ( list needs updating) : various from IF, Red Dot, Henry Van de Velde, etc…   2005 – Now

Note : various design awards, especially for IF Gute Industrieform, to be shared with collegues.