Bertrand Lejoly refers to his own style as one that cultivates simplicity. In his creations he succeeds in finding the perfect balance between expressiveness and a discreet design language. This balance is also reflected in how well the objects he designed fit into their surroundings. He is particularly interested in playing with elements that are anchored in the collective memory. This inspiration makes Lejoly’s designs timeless objects for everyday use.
Bertrand Lejoly, born in 1980, grew up in the German-speaking part of Belgium, where he was influenced by Belgian, German and French cultures from an early age.
After studying at the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc in Liège, he gained his first professional experience as an industrial designer in Germany. This was followed by Milan, where he worked for Matteo Thun as a senior designer for seven years. In 2013 he returned to Belgium and headed the design department of the architect Vincent Van Duysen for many years. In 2018, Bertrand Lejoly opened his own design studio in Antwerp. For his creative work, he has been able to draw on his many years of experience as a designer for architectural offices and use his profound understanding of architecture and interior design to create the entire interior design palette: from furniture to lighting and sanitary products, to crockery and accessories.
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