A personal legend to me. In case you don't already know let me introduce him: '' Vincent Van Duysen. Born in Lokeren, Belgium. He attended Architecture school at the Architecture Institute Saint-Lucas in Ghent and founded his design studio in Antwerp in 1990. The use of pure and tactile materials results in a clear and timeless design. An approach that covers all aspects – with respect to context and tradition – within which the senses and physical experience of the space, materials, and light place the integrity of the user at its core. Functionality, durability, and comfort are the prime components of the work. An architectural language which is not shy of aesthetics but resists fashion and trends.'' © Vincent Van Duysen architects, Alberto Piovano and Koen Van Damme.