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Xavier LUST

Contact : bld du souverain /vorstlaan,151 1160 Brussels - Belgique

Ph. +32 673 60 51

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www.xavierlust.com
 
PHILOSOPHY

There is a physical connection between people and the objects around them.
This delicate and not easily measured relationship may sometimes reach a level that lies beyond the (important) considerations of comfort, price and robustness.
A piece of furniture may give pleasure or spark an emotion that is linked to the idea of beauty.
Innovation is a key aspect of the genuine character of any creation.
There should be innovation in appearance as well as in technical and functional design.
My creative approach is to try to steer clear of the designer’s usual stumbling blocks by evolving production systems that result in objects with innovative volumes.
Longevity is a quality that relates to the wear and tear not only of the object but also of the user. By this I mean tiring of an object which once had an identity, but which is no longer in tune with the trend of the day. The ideal design would be one that is unaffected by the passing of time and comes closest to being self-evident, "just right" and beyond time.


SOME SIGNIFICANT DATES

Special mention in XXth Compasso D’oro for "La Grande Table" (MDF Italia)

2004
Driade (I) presents "Turner" chandeliers, "Extra" chair in polypropylene, "Tetra" table and "Paso Doble" roto-moulded umbrella stand.

2003
De Padova (I) presents "Credence" and "Rainy day in Switzerland"
GOOD DESIGN award 2003 for "PicNik" (USA)
Henry van de Velde Award 2003 Young Talent (B)
NEWS: fashion showroom, Via Morosini, 32, Milan

Since 2002
SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA) exhibits "T-Chair"(© 1999) in polished aluminium.
2002 Collaboration with Dirk Wijnants and Extremis (B) for production of "PicNik".
April 2002, MDF Italia presents "La Grande Table" "La Table Basse","La Chair" and "Lounge Sofa". De Padova presents "Finder"
2002 "Le Banc" wins “Best furniture design” at 13th Design week Awards (GB)

2001-2002
TANDEM press communication office (Brussels)

2001
"The Office" at Salone Sattelite, Milan furniture fair.
2001, MDF Italia presents "Le Banc" and "Le Miroir" at Cologne and Milan furniture fairs …
April 2000, presentation of selection of furniture at Salone Satelite, Milan furniture fair.

1999
Invention of process for (de)formation of sheet metal enabling fabrication of freestanding structures with ergonomic forms, without using moulds.
Collaboration for production with A_Ronne (B) who distributes "Giga" and "Gigogne" mirrors and "Barfix" and "Ancillaris" systems.

1997-1999
collaboration with Tradix (dealer in Belgium & Luxembourg) for "Virgo", "Vice Versa" and "4 Pattes"
Participation in many exhibitions.

1995-1996
Fine-tuning of several models, produced in series in own workshop: 3 shelves "Virgo" (1994), tilting mirror "Vice Versa" (1995) and a table in anodised aluminium: "4 Pattes" (1996).

Development and production in limited series of light fittings such as the models : "Eclipse" (1995), "Tub" (1995), and "Meteor" (1996)

Since 1994
Layout of business premises, offices and private interiors.

1994
Sale of prototype of "Paradoxe mobile" screen (1990) to Ralf Lauren–NY
creation of X LUST office for furniture design & interiors.

Experimentation in workshop, design & fabrication of prototypes for furniture in metal to be produced in series using industrial or salvaged components.

1992
Qualified Interior architect at Institut St Luc- Brussels.
Resident in Brussels.

Born 27 August 1969 in Bruges (B).


swingmirror Le Miroir
© MDF

sofa Lounge Sofa
© MDF Italia

table La Grande table
© MDF

chair La chaise
© MDF

outdoor table with 2 seats PicNik®
© Extremis

umbrella stand Paso Doble
© Driade

Pilable chair Extra
© Driade

table Tetra
© Xavier Lust

candelholder Turner
© Driade

tables and seats Blow Up
© Xavier Lust

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