Designer of the Day: Arno Declercq – Surface Magazine

Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.

Age: 25

Occupation: Designer of furniture and bespoke objects.

Instagram: @studioarnodeclercq

Hometown: Leuven, Belgium.

Studio location: Zaventem Ateliers.

Describe what you make: Each year, we develop and make one to two collections comprising big furniture and bespoke objects as vases, bowls, side tables, and many more.

The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The Bunker Candle Holder.

Describe the problem your work solves: I hope to make interiors beautiful for those who are looking for something in my style.

Describe the project you are working on now: Our sixth collection for Milan Design Week 2020. 

A new or forthcoming project we should know about: My Los Angeles debut at Garde.

What you absolutely must have in your studio: Good vibes, lots of work and organization!

What you do when you’re not working: Working? No, for the little time I have left, I like to enjoy a city trip, dinners, and sometimes to do nothing.

Sources of creative envy: Brancusi and Rick Owens.

The distraction you want to eliminate: Stress.

Concrete or marble? Concrete.

High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.

Remember or forget? Remember.

Aliens or ghosts? Aliens?

Dark or light? Dark.