Xavier Lust

Xavier Lust is a furniture designer and sculptor based in Brussels. He is best known for his unique technique of folding and curving metal sheets to make outstanding furniture designs.

Portrait of Xavier Lust
Portrait of Xavier Lust

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Years of Education and Xavier’s Studio

Born on August 27, 1969, in Bruges, he studied interior design at theInstitut Saint Luc(1992) before opening his own Studio in Brussels. In 2000 Lust started to design forMDF Italia, an ongoing relationship which was the start of his collaboration with leading international producers such as Driade, De Padova and Cerruti Baleri among others.

At the same time, he kept creating pieces ofDesign Art, unique pieces or limited editions represented by thebest galleriesin the sector:Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galerie du Passage (Paris), Nilufar (Milan), Ralph Pucci (New York, Miami and Los Angeles).

The S Table
The S Table, by Lust for MDF Italia.
Xavier Lust- “Oudjat”. © Karima Hajji.

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Xavier Signature Style: Sinuous Metal

Always testing the technical possibilities of the material, he works closely with ametal factorylocated in Liege, Belgium, where he tests and explores how thecurving processcould give strength and structureto otherwise delicate surfaces. Furthermore, the signature curves of Xavier objects are made in the most natural and traditional waywithout using any mold to force materials deformation.

“Oxyd”, Metal Benches

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Candleholder - Mirror polished casted aluminum
Xavier Lust -Turner – Candleholder – Mirror polished casted aluminum – Edition: Driade Kosmo, Milan, Italy

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The Le Banc Bench

Xavier Lust’s purpose is to use its craft tohighlight exclusive residences as well as public spaces.One reference to all is theLe Banc bench, originally made forMDF Italia2001年,立即成为一个图标的设计. A piece that truly represents Xavier Lust signature style, the Le Banc series was a public project requested by the City of Brussels in 2006 which aimed toredesign benches for public areasof the Belgian metropolis. To satisfy the request,Xavier designed a perforated anti-graffiti prototype, which ended up being auctioned as a 12-piece limited edition.

S table, by Xavier Lust, for MDF Italia.
S Table, by Xavier Lust, for MDF Italia. Sensual Curves from MDF Italia

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A Design That is not Created, It is Born

Lust’s work has been featured several times in national and international magazines and hismetal molding techniquehas been widely praised by critics and colleagues. As mentioned in a Design Boom article, Xavier Lust’s work is clearly identifiable throughthe visible tensionhe gives to his objects and thecurves inspired by his innovative (de)formation processof metallic surfaces. A wonderful aspect of Xavier’s work is also theillusion of lightness and motion, as described by the Russian critic Olga Bozhko. His designs manage to express the impossible: that “his works are not created; they are born.

Gamete by Xavier Lust for MGX by Materialise
Gamete by Xavier Lust for MGX by Materialise
Algue, MGX by Xavier Lust for MGX by Materialise
Algue, MGX by Xavier Lust for MGX by Materialise

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A Career Abounding with Awards

During hisprodigious career, the Belgian designer has received dozens of awards including aCompasso d’Orospecial mention. His work has appeared inover 50 exhibitionsand is a regular feature in international design publications. He is a regularly invited guest lecturer atleading art and design institutionsaround the world.

Some of Lust's Designs, characterized by lightness and motion.
Xavier Lust,’s designs, characterized by lightness and motion. Sensual Curves from MDF Italia

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