Alain Monnens is a Belgian industrial designer who despite being a lecturer at the University College of West-Flanders, dept. PIH in Kortrijk, is not a big talker about his own designs but rather lets the products do the talking for him.
Designing products is his passion, a 24 hours ongoing process like breathing, eating, drinking,… To live without creating is for Alain simply not possible. Every new product starts with a concept and the form is a natural result of this concept. Unlike designing a product for its shape, he sees is as the art of reducing without ornaments or unnecessary shapes. Not minimalistic but pure and natural. It is like the product has meant to be like that, as if it always was there.