About

My name is Pascale De Backer and I am an independent designer, interior architect and a maker of dreams.

By this website I want to invite people into my world...

I create poetic design between art and functionality. My aim is to give design not only its functional approach but also a conceptual dimension,
giving people a new perspective on design which stimulates their thinking about meaning and content. I create objects, spaces, installations where one can isolate from the world around and go through an experience where nature, light, material and sound can stimulate and expand the soul.

" For me design is poetry: I make objects that radiate poetry; that illuminate the soul. I want to create icons that are rare, powerful and meaningful. Creations that are not only the object you see, but that reveal a deeper essence. My objects have to surprise the world: one has to wonder first, like a child who for the first time sees the Moon and awes. I want people to think about the meaning... I want to break with convention and to approach design from an unexpected point of view..."

I create different dimensions, so life can be seen and experienced from another perspective which will open your mind and lead you towards new dreams.

Expo/Awards:

2017   Nhow Hotel Via Tortona, Art & Design exhibition "I did it!" Milan, Italy 2017   Solo Exhibition De Vuyst Art Gallery, Lokeren, Belgium                   2017   Permanent Collection, Design Museum Gent, Belgium                    2017   MintShop Design Gallery, London                                                      2017   Salone Satellite, 20 Years of New Creativity, Milan, Italy                  2017   Meet My Project, Next Agency, Milan, Italy                                        2016   Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium                                                    2016  La Biennale di Venezia, Global Art Affairs Foundation, PalazzoMichiel,
           Venice, Italy                                                                                           2015  Shortlisted Happy Led Life Award -  International Design Biennale,
           Gwangju, Korea
2015   Month Of Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015   www.jovoto.com, Outstanding Product Design and Interior Design
2014   PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Honorable Mention, Paris, France
2014   Gelinkt, Design Museum Gent, Belgium
2013   Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy                                                                2013   Maison et Objet, Paris, France  
2013   Meet My Project, Paris, France
2011    Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy
2011    Avverati, A Dream Come True, Cosmit, Citroën,
           Via Montenapoleone, Milan, Italy
2011    DMY International Design Festival, Berlin, Germany
2011    Venice Design Week, Venice, Italy
2009  Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy
2009   100% Design, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2009   International Photography Award, Honorable Mention, New York,
            U.S.A  
2008   Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium
2007   Media Art Festival, Friesland, The Netherlands
2007   Solo Expo, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2007   Design Expo, Wg Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006   Design Expo, Shanghai Design Factory, China
2006   3th price, Urban Eyrie Architecture Award, A Haven in The City,
            World Architecture News, Royal Academy Of Arts London, U.K
2005   Beurs Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005   Maison et Objet, Paris, France
2004   Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium
2004   1st price, Design With Plastic, Fechiplast, Brussels, Belgium

Press publications

2017   AD Architectural Digest, n°432 June, Edizione Italiana                     2017   DAMN° Magazine N° 62 May/June - SPECIAL LIGHT                         2017   Salone Satellite 20 Years of New Creativity, Corraini Edition                   2016   Time Space Existence, Global Art Affairs Foundation, Venice, Italy 2016   Zoe Magazine, Italy                                                                             2015   Homify, Paris, France                                                                           2015   DesignBoom, Happy Led Life - Design Biennale, Korea  
2015   Design For 2015, Promote Design Book, Milan, Italy                           2014   Homify, Paris, France
2013   Furnitureglobal magazine (www.furniture-magazine.us),
           New York, U.S.A
2013   TL Magazine, Paris, France
2012   Icon Product Yearbook, London, U.K
2012   Icon Magazine, London, U.K
2010   Hommage Magazine, Italy
2010   Decostyle, Belgium
2009  New Product Design Book Zeixs, Germany
2009  Casa & Design Republica, Italy
2008  Trendease, New York, Paris, London
2008  Design Spotter, Cologne, Germany
2008  Zoemagazine, Italy
2008  Addict #28 World 2.0, Research on Eco Design,
           Ideas for a better world , Brussels, Belgium
2006  World Architecture News, London, U.K
2006  Blueprint Magazine, London, U.K
2005  Entrée Enmatières, Paris, France
2004  Flad Addict 01, Brussels, Belgium

 

Pascalina Design Studio

Designer: Pascale De Backer
Nationality: Belgium
Email: info@pascalina.be

Study

2004 - 2007   Bachelor Design and Fine Arts,
                        Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam,
                        The Netherlands
2000 - 2004   Bachelor Interior and furniture design,
                         Lucas Faydherbe, Mechelen, Belgium
1997 - 2000    Audiovisual Art, Dé Kunsthumaniora, Antwerp, Belgium
1994 - 1997     ASO, Highschool, Antwerp, Belgium

Internships:

2006   Denis Santachiara, Design, Milan, Italy
2005   Webarchitects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005   Interior Architect Decarpentrie, Brussels, Belgium
2004   Architect/Engineer Jef Boden, Kalmthout, Belgium
2003   Interior Architect Gert Willemen, Antwerpen, Belgium

Professional:

2008 - … : Independent designer

Design of contemporary objects (lamps, furniture, vases,...)
Development and making of design prototypes,
production contacts, distributor contacts

2008 - … : Independent interior architect

Renovations of houses, lofts, apartments, offices, hotels,...
Total concepts, light concepts, bathrooms, kitchens, dressings,...
From concept phase till realization.

My own Interior Projects

Freelance design work for:

2017   Pedini, interior architecture, , Belgium                                  2016   Pedini, interior architecture, Benelux, Belgium                                 2014   Vooruitzicht, interior architecture, Antwerp, Belgium
2013   Vooruitzicht, interior architecture, Antwerp, Belgium
2012   Vooruitzicht, interior architecture, Antwerp, Belgium
2012   CrepainBinst Architecture, light design, Antwerp, Belgium
2012   Puur Interior architecture, interior architecture, Antwerp, Belgium