Michel Boucquillon was born in Belgium in 1962 and graduated in Architecture in Brussels in 1988. In the same year he won the “Van Hove-Award for Architecture” and afterwards worked two years in Florence. Boucquillon designed the essential parts of the European Parliament in Brussels - aged just 26. That was the beginning of his career as a designer that initially led him to the Italian company Valli&Valli designing furniture, door handles and lamps. Leading an architecture office in Brussels and a studio for product design in Lucca, he now works with some the most influential manufacturers such as Serralunga and lighting company Artemide and VCR.