Vincent van Duysen’s work is characterized by an interest in reinterpreting classical forms. His search for order and clarity produces designs which are both contemporary and innovative, but which have the force of perfect inevitability, setting off resonances that feel like memories: always new, but reminding us of things we have known. Vincent van Duysen studied architecture at the higher institute of architecture Sint-Lucas in Ghent. Following two years in Milan he returned to Belgium, setting up his own practice in Antwerp in 1990.The range of Van Duysen’s architectural practice is broad, with interior commissions for private houses, apartments, shops, restaurants and offices. His commitments to the process of progressive refinement applied with equal distinction to both contemporary and historical contexts. He has also worked prolifically on a smaller scale, designing furniture and lighting.