© Louise Charlier

CAREER HISTORY

After my studies of industrial design in the National School of Art - La Cambre - Brussels, I built up substantial experience, in Belgium and abroad.
I got the opportunity to discover how design works in practice, firstly through agencies, by joining teams of freelance designers, and also by working as an in-house designer at manufacturers.


I joined the family communication agency Médiane at the start of 2010. Besides the graphic projects, I  launched the industrial design business. Here, I have acquired experience as well as my first industrial customers.

Start 2017, I get out of Médiane to devote myself entirely to product design. I joined La Lustrerie,

in a co-working space shared with two other product designers, Judicaël Cornu and Deepwater.

Since January 2017
Freelance Designer
Launched of design studio 100% dedicated to product design

2010 - 2017

Employed then Co-owner of Médiane

• Creation of graphic supports

• Launched the product design department:
  development of own projects and external desing consultancy
 

2010 - 2011

«Creation and Growth» management training - Creation, development and management of SMEs
at Solvay Brussels Business School

 

2009

Fixed-term contract at Gandia Blasco (Valencia, Spain) - Outdoor furniture manufacturer

 

2008

Internship at Stûv - Belgian wood burning fireplace manufacturer

Fixed-term contract at Agua - Town planning and landscaping agency

 

2007

Erasmus student at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences - Institute of Design (Finland)
 

2002 - 2007

Studied Industrial Design at l’Ensav La Cambre (Brussels)
1st class honours (for the project Bikok)

DESIGNER RECOGNIZED BY

MAD as TriaxesPro expert
MAD (Brussels Center of Fashion and Design) offers a service named TRIAXESpro, bringing together three experts, namely an engineer, a business developer and an industrial designer. They work together on the development of an industrial product to be mass-produced.

AWEX as Design specialist
Awex (Walloon export agency) offers this service to develop the presence of SMEs abroad.

LAUNCHED PRODUCTS

2019

Shelter - Wooden shelter - Scidus                                   
Passport holder  - Tyvek accessories - Nowa

Card sleeve - Tyvek accessories - Nowa

2018

Sego - Folding seat - Cacoonworld

Cubo - Wooden mobile home - Préfabois

Shayp - Water leak detector - Shayp

 

2017

Tente Robinson - Timber frame tent - Cabanon                                   
Origami - Tyvek coin purse - Nowa

                                                   

2016

Jagger - Multi-functional tent for events - G3 presents 

Biscaya - family tent - Cabanon

2015

Neva - Cutlery - Eternum   
Pampus - Inflatable Tent - G3 presents
  

2014
Wolin - Friendship shelter - G3 presents    
Easy Tent - Camping Tent - G3 presents
 

2013

Dom'Up - Suspended Shelter - Trees & People

2012

Equis - Chair - De Zetel   

2011
Table 4U - Dinning Table - De Zetel         

TRADE SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

2019

• Exhibition «Generous Nature» under the Label Belgium is Design at the Milan Design Week - Milan (IT)  - From april 9 to april 14, 2019

2015

• Exhibition «Design on track» at the Design Station - Liège (BE)  - From october 1 to november 1, 2015

• Salon Ambiante - Eternum - Hall 3.1 stand D52 - Frankfurt (DE) - 13 to 17 February 2015

 

2014

• Exhibition «La matière des nuages» in the Wallonie-Bruxelles Center  Paris (FR) - From april 30 to may 25, 2014

 

2013

• Design September - Exposition Dialogue - Belgian designers and industry - Brussels (BE) - From September 9 to October 19, 2013

• Exhibition «La matière des nuages» in the MUBE - Sao Paulo (Brazil) - From September 7 to October 10, 2013

• Exhibition «De Nieuwe Oogst» in the Design Vlaanderen Gallery - Brussels (BE) - From March 29 to May 26, 2013

 

2012

• Salon Intérieur - Kortrijk (BE) ​- 20 to 28 october 2012

De Zetel - Hall 5, Stand 554 - De Zetel - Buda Island, Intérieur Bistro - Mad About Chairs - Hall 6, Stand 617 

• Biennale internationale du design de Liège - Reciprocity - Exposition Memorabilia - Liège (BE) - 5 to 28 october 2012

• Design September - Exposition Homologie - Brussels (BE) - 8 to 30 september 2012
• Maison et Objet - NOW! Design à vivre - Paris (FR) - 7 to 11 September 2012

• ContRact - Brussels (BE) - 13 and 14 June 2012

• Design district - Zaandam (NL) - 7 to 9 June 2012

2011

• Maison et Objet - Paris (FR) - De Zetel (Z-chair) - Hall 7 - Stand G164 - 9 to 12 September 2011

• Contract trade show - Brussels (BE) - De Zetel - June 2011

 

2010

• Dynamo Belgian Young Design Awards - September 2010

Vitra and Sofam design prizes for the Table 4U, Paonne and project Bikok 

• Design & Bois competition at the Bois & Habitat 2010 trade show  - Namur (BE) - March 2010

1st prize in the professional designers category for the Table 4U

• «Outdoor furniture design contest» organised by Gandia Blasco - Valencia (ES) - September 2010

 

2008

• «Évocation» Exhibition at the design biennale - Liège (BE) - September & October 2008

• «Talente» Exhibition - Munich (DE) - March 2008

 

2007

• «Tremplin» Exhibition 2007 - Mons (BE) - September to November 2007

World Crafts Council prize - French-speaking community of Belgium, for the project Bikok