Xavier Lust

“There is a physical connection between people and the objects around them. This delicate and not easily measured relationship may sometimes reach a level that lies beyond the (important) considerations of comfort, price and robustness. A piece of furniture may give a pleasure or spark an emotion that is linked to the idea of beauty. Innovation is a key aspect of the genuine character of any creation. There should be innovation in appearance as well as in technical and functional design.

My creative approach is to try to steer clear of the designer's usual stumbling blocks by evolving production systems that result in objects with innovative volumes. Longevity is a quality that relates to the wear and tear not only of the object but also of the user.

By this I mean tiring of an object which once had an identity, but which is no longer in tune with the trend of the day. The ideal design would be one that is unaffected by the passing of time and comes closest to being self-evident, 'just right' and beyond time.” Born on 27.08.1969 in Brugge (Belgium), he graduated from the 'Institut St Luc'- Brussels in interior design in 1992. Furniture design: since 1990 he has been designing interiors, furniture and accessories oriented to innovation, industrial production, functionality, affectivity and commercial viability on his own (Elixir) or in collaboration with leading furniture companies such as MDF Italia, De Padova and Extremis.

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