One of the highlights of the Limblog Design Tour was the visit to the home and studio of designer Michaël Verheyden. Michaël himself served us coffee and cherry pie in his living room, and we had an interesting talk about strategies for up-and-coming designers, PR and inspirations.
Speaking of inspirations, looking around his home and workshops, it was quite clear that Michaël takes a lot of inspiration from another of my favourite designers; Rick Owens. This is of course visible in their work, but I also found one of Owens’ books in the office, and the stencil above with the brilliant quote:
”I like introducing the ideas of discipline, aspiration, dignity, collective idealism and modesty in my collections”
Personally, I felt like I was in inspiration heaven as soon as I stepped through the doors. The home of the Verheydens’, a 50’s villa with great light and lots of original details, mixed with relaxed but minimal furnishings created a very welcoming atmosphere. I wish I could show photos from the newly renovated black kitchen with worktops and backsplash in onyx, or the living room with it’s overlapping jute rugs and deep windowsill seating, but until they have been shot and published by a professional photographer, you will just have to imagine them, and follow me on a short tour of the workshops instead!