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 Dieter Mortelmans, born in 1997, is a Belgian interior architect and furniture designer. In 2020 he graduated (with distinction) in postgraduate furniture design at Thomas More, Mechelen. Previously, in 2018 and 2019, he graduated (with distinction) in bachelor and master interior architecture at University of Antwerp, faculty of Design Sciences. During the 3th academic year of his bachelor degree, he was able to take advantage of an Erasmus experience at Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

As a designer, Dieter attempts to immerse oneself in ancient, historical cultures and rituals by making use of literature research and profound investigations. Thanks to his historical knowledge, he is able to revitalise ancient cultures and rituals by providing them in a redefined condition to the prospects. Like his graduation project called Hasu, in which he succeeded to bring different aspects of ancient tea cultures harmoniously together as a new furniture design with accompanying ritual

Inspired by the ancient Japanese culture of harmony and serenity, Dieter Mortelmans design studio creates various objects and living atmospheres with a considerable focus on sustainability, harmony and aesthetics. He is considered as a creator of unique objects made with passion for design, history, atmosphere and craft. An enormous proponent of a service with a human-centered mindset, which is loved by many

About Me

2020

     Second place winner Dobbit Schrijnwerk Awards 2020

 

     Expo 'We are the next generation', Biënnale Interieur Kortrijk

 

     Internship at Mintjens Furniture, Research and Design

 

     Postgraduate furniture design, VOMO, Thomas More

2019

     Fight Stigma with Critical Design, University of Antwerp

 

     Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB and Docomomo), ITU Istanbul

 

     Master Degree, Interior Architecture, University of Antwerp

2018

     Chained Workshop by Laura Bortolami (Versace, Armani, D&G)

 

     Erasmus+, Elisava Barcelona school of Design and Engineering

   

     Bachelor Degree, Interior Architecture, University of Antwerp