Sylvain Willenz
The Belgian designer bringing joy to classic design

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, Sylvain Willenz opened his design studio, Sylvain Willenz Design Office (SWDO), in Brussels. Since then he has established an impressively extensive collection of work ranging from lighting to products, electronics to furniture. “I want my designs to be clean, elegant, joyful yet classic at the same time,” Sylvain tells us.

In our own humble opinion, his Standard lamp for Menu is an instant classic. It’s an inspired take on the traditional industrial lamp – but instead of metal this version is made from one blown glass piece (no mean feat).