Graduated in 2003 from MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, Sylvain Willenz opened his design office the following year in Brussels. His work was spotted in 2007 in a furniture exhibition in Milan by Established & Sons which launched, shortly after, its range of TORCH lights. Since then, he created and collaborated for publishing houses and light artisans such as CVL Luminaires. At the head of a small team, he designs furniture and lighting, offering a simple, graphic and timeless approach. Fascinated by craftsmanship and industry, he pays great attention to detail and likes to focus on the diversity and quality of materials. In 2009, he received the British Grand Prize for Best Lighting Design with his TORCH Light collection, and was also named Belgian Designer of the Year.