Vincent Van Duysen is a Belgian architect and designer. Vincent is known for his minimalistic and functional design aesthetic and his focus on creating spaces that are both liveable and sustainable. He has designed a wide range of spaces, from private homes to commercial buildings and interiors, with a particular emphasis on residential architecture.
He began his career in the 1980s as an architect, and in the 1990s, he established his own architectural and design firm, Vincent Van Duysen Architects, in Antwerp, Belgium. Through his firm, he has completed numerous residential and commercial projects in Belgium and internationally, including private homes, apartment buildings, offices, hotels, and retail spaces.
Van Duysen is well known for his furniture and product design which is always characterised by its simplicity, functionality, and attention to detail. He has designed furniture, home accessories and just recently designed stunning tile collections.
He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including the Belgian Interior Architect of the Year award in 2001 and the Designer of the Year award from Wallpaper* magazine in 2016. He has also been named a member of the Order of Leopold II, a Belgian honour for outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences.
Kosei which means composition in Japanese, Vincent Van Duysen presents a porcelain tile collection crafted with pure and tactile materials, inspired by lava rocks such as obsidian and volcanic glasses. These materials are known for their homogeneous, amorphous properties and exceptional hardness.
The result is a timeless collection characterised by versatility due to its 8 formats and 5 colours that can be combined to create an infinite number of decorative options.
The collection includes a variety of elements, such as 60×180 cm, 60×90 cm, 60×60 cm, 15×90 cm, 15×60 cm, 15×30 cm and 15×15 cm formats and including the Chevron format in size 9.6×56.5 cm.
The numerous elements make it possible to design elegant matte surfaces while also encouraging creativity by mixing formats and alternating colours (Bone, Storm, Terra, Grey Green, and Dark Grey) to create different harmonious yet dynamic compositions.
Kosei is a high-quality product that is produced using the extrusion method. This production process allows for the creation of a product with superior technological features, an authentic and natural feel, and resistance and durability. The production takes place in an industrial facility that is unique in the world, where large slabs of full-body colour can be produced without the use of glaze. The compaction of these products improves their resistance to bending, stains, and water.