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Mai Waelkens (°Gent, 1984) studied interior design at Hoger Sint-Lucas Instituut Gent, Belgium. She got a Bachelor's degree (Interior Designer) in 2007. Following an internship at a design company in Cape Town, South Africa, Waelkens conceptualized interior designs, executing these ideas for clients in lofts, hous… Read More
Mai Waelkens (°Gent, 1984) studied interior design at Hoger Sint-Lucas Instituut Gent, Belgium. She got a Bachelor's degree (Interior Designer) in 2007. Following an internship at a design company in Cape Town, South Africa, Waelkens conceptualized interior designs, executing these ideas for clients in lofts, houses, hotels and apartments.

Upon her return to Belgium Mai Waelkens founded her own interior design company and designed and renovated interiors in close collaboration with a team of experienced contractors. After 7 years of interior architecture her unmasterable desire to create design products resulted in a first series of carefully crafted design products: the CARVE YOUR WORLD- collection.

Elegance, minimalism, sensuality, inspiration drawn from nature and a boost of expressionism are Waelkens' main tools to create design products.

On the one hand mesmeric, on the other hand straightforward, Waelkens' design is captivating through sober shapes and minimalist forms on which she grafts an imagery. The approach is ascetical but there's always a twist, stemming from the visual or the demonstrative.

No matter how much 'chique' or 'hipster'-buzz these cool products radiate: Mai Waelkens is happy to trade in any 'serieux' about her products for swing, style and playfulness.

Mai Waelkens prefers to put her work beyond the cultural zeitgeist. Because 'It establishes its own world'. These products wouldn't hurt the eye in the cosmopolitan interior of the near - and perhaps even far - future. Read Less
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