In Belgian designer Arthur Vandergucht's work, you'll find a passion for craftwork, a love for structures and the processes of constructing, shaping, developing, and forming particular objects.
My love for industrial materials and traditional connections came from an early age. I grew up in my father's garage, where I saw him working with cars and car parts. I remember seeing so many sheet metals being repaired and restored that I got fascinated by the many possibilities the material offered.
I studied metalworking in high school, and later in 2020, I graduated from Luca School of Arts, Ghent with a BA in Interior Design. After these years, I discovered my passion for craftwork, my love for structures and the processes of constructing, shaping, developing, and forming a particular object.
From then on, I introduce myself as Arthur Vandergucht, a young Belgian designer and craftsman.
Portrait photo by Ringo Gomez
The design research of this collection focuses on developing, explaining and questioning design strategies from the overlapping field between design and architecture; a field that is made present by further examining connections and constructions.
The objects are made of folded sheet metal compartments where obvious and traditional connections are essential.
The collection was formed using repetitions, inversions and bends that are neither hidden nor obscured.
The finish was created by applying alternating circular movements with soft steel wool to give the material a matte finish. As a final finishing coat, the result is a contradiction by applying the same movements as before, now with a glossy product.