Pascale De Backer
Furniture Design, Antwerp Antwerpen Belgium
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Brief Summary

Pascale De Backer is a designer, interior architect and a maker of dreams. She creates poetic design between art and functionality. Her aim is to give design not only its functional approach but also a conceptual dimension, giving people a new perspective on design which stimulates their thinking about meaning and content. She creates objects, spaces, installations where one can isolate from the world around and go through an experience where nature, light, material and sound can stimulate and expand our soul.

" For me design is poetry: I make objects that radiate poetry; that illuminate the soul. I want to create icons that are rare, powerful and meaningful. Creations that are not only the object you see, but that reveal a deeper essence. My objects have to surprise the world: one has to wonder first, like a child who for the first time sees the Moon and awes. I want people to think about the meaning... I want to break with convention and to approach design from an unexpected point of view..."

She creates different dimensions, so life can be seen and experienced from another perspective which will open your mind and lead you towards new dreams.

Distributors: Zerodisegno, Polspotten, Sixinch, Pieter Stockmans, Climar Lighting,...
Clients: Chanel, privates, ...
Professional Experience

2004 - 2007   Bachelor Design & Fine Arts,
                      Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 - 2004   Bachelor Interior and Furniture Design, Lucas Faydherbe, Mechelen, Belgium
1997 - 2000    Audiovisual Art, Dé Kunsthumaniora, Antwerp, Belgium
1994 - 1997    Aso, Highschool, Antwerp, Belgium


2006   Denis Santachiara, Design, Milan, Italy
2005   Webarchitects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005   Interior Architect Decarpentrie, Brussels, Belgium
2004   Architect/Engineer Jef Boden, Kalmthout, Belgium
2003   Interior Architect Gert Willemen, Antwerpen, Belgium

Awards and Recognition
2018   Permanent Collection "ADAM", Brussels Design Museum, Belgium                   
           Philippe Decelle's private collection -"the Plasticarium" - is unique in the world: 
2018   Milan Design Week, Nhow Design Hotel, Via Tortona 35, Milan, Italy    
2017   Nhow Hotel Via Tortona, Art & Design exhibition "I did it!" Milan, Italy 
2017   Solo Exhibition De Vuyst Art Gallery, Lokeren, Belgium                  
2017   Permanent Collection, Design Museum Gent, Belgium                   
2017   MintShop Design Gallery, London                                                     
2017   Milan Design Week, Salone Satellite, 20 Years of New Creativity, Milan, Italy                    
2017   Milan Design Week, Meet My Project, Next Agency, Milan, Italy            
2016   Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium                                                   
2016   La Biennale di Venezia, Global Art Affairs Foundation, PalazzoMichiel,
           Venice, Italy                                                                                          
2015  Shortlisted Happy Led Life Award -  International Design Biennale,
           Gwangju, Korea
2015   Month Of Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015, Outstanding Product Design and Interior Design
2014   PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Honorable Mention, Paris, France
2014   Gelinkt, Design Museum Gent, Belgium
2013   Milan Design Week, Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy                                   
2013   Paris Design Week, Maison et Objet, Paris, France  
2013   Paris Design Week, Meet My Project, Paris, France
2011    Milan Design Week, Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy
2011    Milan Design Week, Avverati, A Dream Come True, Cosmit, Citroën,
           Via Montenapoleone, Milan, Italy
2011    DMY International Design Festival, Berlin, Germany
2011    Venice Design Week, Venice, Italy
2009  Milan Design Week, Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy
2009  100% Design, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2009   International Photography Award, Honorable Mention, New York, U.S
2008   Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium
2007   Media Art Festival, Friesland, The Netherlands
2007   Solo Expo, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2007   Design Expo, Wg Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006   Design Expo, Shanghai Design Factory, China
2006   3th price, Urban Eyrie Architecture Award, A Haven in The City,
            World Architecture News, Royal Academy Of Arts London, U.K.
2005   Beurs Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005   Paris Design Week, Maison et Objet, Paris, France
2004   Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium
2004   1st price, Design With Plastic, Fechiplast, Brussels, Belgium

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