Born in Brussels in 1978, Sylvain Willenz has lived consecutively in the US, Belgium and in the UK. Sylvain studied MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 2003. In 2004, Sylvain opened his industrial design office based in Brussels. With an approach characterized by a clear inquisitiveness for products, industry and processes, Sylvain Willenz and his team, work on various projects ranging from lighting to products, IT electronics and furniture. Works by Sylvain Willenz have been granted some of the most highly considered awards including several IF Awards and Red Dot "Best of the Best" Awards in Product Design. Several works have also been acquired bym, integrating into their permanent collections and archives. In 2009, leading press and institutions (Le Vif/Knack WE Magazines, The Interieur Foundation, the Design Museum Gent and the Museum of Grand-Hornu Images) nominated Sylvain as Belgian Designer of the Year.