Dirk Wynants was born on the 9th of may 1964 in northern Belgium. As a son of a cabinet maker he was introduced to the world of design and processing materials very early. He studied interior architecture and furniture design at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Ghent (B). In 1994 he established Extremis for the realization of his own designs. Later on he also worked closely together with other designers. Extremis soon became a worldwide renowned design collection. His designs already won many awards and so did his company for design management, general management and export. In 2007 the creative team parts from Extremis and goes on as Dirk Wynants Design Works = (dw)². This way they open up for external design projects. Dirk Wynants still is the full owner and president of the board of directors of Extremis, but gives priority to designing and art direction.
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