~ Patrick Belli ~
"a good design gives you goose pimples"
Patrick Belli (1981, Maastricht)
Belli first studied Product Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht (2004) and then graduated in 2008 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague (Industrial Design). His Sella armchair for Leolux won a prestigious Interior Innovation Award from the Furniture Fair in Cologne immediately on being launched.
‘As a designer, I’m always looking for products that fuel the imagination and represent a nice combination of form and function. The one cannot be allowed to dominate the other, but must reinforce it. Leolux is a company where that vision is a top priority. At that level we can complement and strengthen one another really well.’
‘A good design gives you goose pimples, but it also has to do whatever it was designed for. A chair has to offer you the comfort and a cupboard the right storage space, a lamp the light you need. Apart from that, any product has above all to make you happy. Now, but also after 20 or 30 years. Then a design has been successful in my eyes.’