Metal grids define the basic architecture, wall units, columns, hoods and accessories. Full volumes, empty volumes and tops of different thicknesses are hooked to the slender and minimal techno/structural elements, creating an elegant interplay of balances.
With the aim of satisfying the most demanding and sophisticated user, Ratio is enriched with new floor bases, equipped with slatted doors and internal lighting, which integrate the handles with profiles of the same thickness, designing a decorative frame that gives rhythm to its structure.
The research on materials is always oriented towards warmth and Mediterranean characters, with alternation between refined essences such as thermo oak, and sophisticated natural stones such as the new Breccia Capraia.
Vincent Van Duysen was born in 1962, in Lokeren, Belgium and graduated in architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, in Ghent. From 1986 to 1989 he worked in Milan and Brussels. He opened his own studio in Antwerp, in 1990 focusing on architecture and interior design. The relationship between interior design and architecture in his work is profound. Furnishings and accessories are designed with an architectural perspective that is not limited by form, but is expressed with a careful perception of interior space and its relationship to the exterior architecture. By interpreting architecture and redefining its proportions, Van Duysen creates objects of great purity and simplicity that still retain a concrete character and solid form.complete biography
"Protection is something very important that we all need and that is something that I want to translate into my architectural and design work"
Vincent Van Duysen