SYLVAIN WILLENZ / Belgium
Established in 2004, SWDO is an international multi-disciplinary design office based in Brussels, Belgium. Focus is given to product and furniture, as well as installation and exhibition design and creative direction. SWDO collaborates internationally with clients such as Ligne Roset (FR), Hay (DK), Menu (DK), Stattmann Neue Moebel (DE), Karimoku New Standard (JP), Hem (SE), amongst others. The office has been granted some of the most highly considered awards including several iF Awards and Red Dot “Best of the Best” Awards in Product Design. In 2009, the TORCH light collection was nominated Best in Lighting and Overall Best Product of the Year at the UK Grand Designs Awards. Other products have been acquired by international museums, integrating their permanent collections and archives. In 2009, Sylvain was named Belgian Designer of the Year. In parallel, the office runs its own online platform, SYLVAIN WILLENZ SHOP. The particularity of the store is that it houses only and most products designed by the office. The store delivers products worldwide, to individual clients and architects.