Graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts (EnsAD) in Paris, Jerome Gauthier has been practicing his profession as a designer since 2000 within his agency for various clients: Craftsmen, industrials, research organizations, publishers and many more in private or public mandates. He manages each project according to his professional practice which he developed and refined over time.
His credo: “Listen to better respond to customer demand, seek purpose, understand to convince, feel to affirm.”
Jérôme is an intuitive person looking to build lasting relationships with his clients and has the right tools to build the project from the first sketches down to the smallest technical details. He enjoys the end-to-end creative process and that is exactly why he joined Conceptual at the start of 2021 as Creative Director.
Design & engineering
Peter Kenis (Belgium 1968) graduated in 1993 as industrial designer from the Henry van de Velde Institute of Antwerp.
Peter has worked as an industrial designer and mechanical engineer for several companies in different industries, such as medical technology, space tech and office furniture. He collaborated in various furniture projects for different international clients.
His added value for Conceptual is a strong technical background combined with a good feeling for design and aesthetics.
Design & development
Erno Dierckx (Belgium 1990) graduated in 2014 as product developer at the University of Antwerp. After different positions as design manager for various companies he decided to become an independent designer in 2019. Working from his studio in Barcelona, he is known for his hands on approach, good knowledge of the production process, creative ideas and his passion for furniture.
Born in 1970 in The Netherlands, he started his art & design education at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, in 1988 and graduated in 1999 at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht as product designer. In between he studied in several countries abroad and before graduated for Fine Arts in 1993. In 1999 he started his independent design studio in the Netherlands and built his network of different companies all over the world. Dirk played a decisive role in the creation of Conceptual Furniture Design and its strategic orientation. He designed most of our soft seating ranges, his leading design principle being that furniture should adapt to every style and any environment.