3 January 2024
Steven Gosseye and Dieter Verbeke design furniture, interiors and architecture in their multidisciplinary studio. Their highly technical, complementary background enhances the aesthetics of their designs.
Who are Gosseye en Verbeke?
Technology and creativity go hand in hand with us. Thanks to our technical background, we can refine our designs aesthetically and take care of them down to the last detail. For example, this applies to the wood joints in our furniture, as well as to more structural issues in our architectural projects. Seeing how a few sketches eventually develop into a concrete design is always enchanting. If the customer subsequently understands our story, then our mission has been successful.
As a studio, we consider ecology extremely important. For example, we work according to the principles of design for disassembly; we try to work circularly or choose local materials, such as native oak or Belgian natural stone. We want to prove to our customers that ecological interiors can also be finely detailed. The biggest challenge in this story is convincing customers to pay the additional price of these ecological alternatives. However, we do see that ever more people are prepared for this, and the range is expanding rapidly.
When we design, we try to forget the business aspect of our job for a while. The creative aspect is extremely important to us, and we want to be able to work on it without interruption. At the same time, we try to aim our communication to attract the right customers who appreciate our furniture’s pure but warm style or our complete architectural projects, which allows us to coordinate the creative and business aspects perfectly.