In the hands of Raphaël Van Gend, almost anything is possible. At 43, the Belgian-born designer has been a ballet dancer; a painter; and a fashion model in New York City in the mid-90s. In 2000, Van Gend returned to Europe and opened a creative agency in Paris, representing photographers like Matthieu Salvaing and fashion designers such as Charles Anastase. On the side, he studied the spiritual philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti and produced electronic music albums. Three years ago, he changed course once again, stepping back from his agency, Bureau Central, and starting anew. This fall, Objet Singulier — Van Gend’s line of sculptural lacquer jewelry — will debut at Le Bon Marché in Paris and at Matches Fashion in London.
The New York Times T Magazine has commissioned Frederik Vercruysse to shoot the home of Raphaël Van Gend. 'A home so uncluttered that it almost looks empty'. Read more here.
Magazine: T Magazine
Photography: Frederik Vercruysse