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Michel Boucquillon

Nationality
Belgian
Occupation
Architect

The designer Michel Boucquillon was born in 1962 in Belgium. He obtained an Architecture degree in 1986 from Saint-Luc University in Brussels.

He won the Van Hove Architecture prize in Brussels for his high-speed train station proposition before leaving to work in Florence for two years. In 1988, at 26, he won top architecture honors for his semi-circle auditorium at the European Parliment, and then for his furniture creations for this same building. It is at this moment that he found his way into the world of design.

His company, Michel Boucquillon Workshop opened in 1994 in Brussels and then a second company focused on product design, Boucquillon in 2000 in Italy. At the University of Montreal in 2001, he participated in conferences on international design representing Belgium.

Awarded the Design Plus in 2005 in Frankfurt for his bathtub Strip made for Aquamass and the Good Design in 2007 for his cutlery Unique made for Auerhahn. He also won an honorable mention from the Compasso d'Oro in 2001 for his chair made for Serralunga Regista. Michel Boucquillon joined architects Mario Botta, Alvaro Siza and Massimiliano Fuksas in 2011 to complete the project Parco Nomade under the wing of the Foundation Volume in Rome, and then Antoniolupi in 2012 to create a collection of illuminated bathtubs and plastic sinks followed by a collaboration with Karim Rashid at the Furniture Exhibition in 2012 presenting a new concept in Day-Night-Travel for the Chateau d'Ax. Further collaborations with Artemide, Martinelli Luce, etc.

He now lives in Lucques, in Toscany, in the Boucquillon designer studio, a place of experimentation, meditation and fabrication. At this point in time, he has over 150 creations for sale, all fabricated in his designer studios.

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