If there were a chart of the top 10 most appealing gods, then the Asian Happy Buddha would certainly occupy the No. 1 spot. With his fat belly and his laughing rounded cheeks, he exudes true happiness.
Colours, tastes and styles are different for everybody: for each professional, but certainly also for each customer. As a colour advisor you deal with these challenges on a daily basis, certainly because we are not always able to choose the styles of projects you want to realize.
1st December 1991 was a very special day for me. That day I entered the colourful world of NCS Colour. I became office manager for the new NCS branch in Brussels.
Looking around in other countries is a real source of inspiration for me. Discovering how different daily life can be, eating nice food and experiencing a different view of life. Those elements inspire me and extend my horizon.
A few months ago, DIFT asked me to write a colour advice for the new ESPOO collection. ESPOO is a Nordic design shop in Antwerp. Last year they decided to divide their catalogue into trend collections. DIFT composed 7 colour palettes and I translated them into NCS colours.
Besides fashion and trends, nature teaches us how we can use colour in a timeless way. Nature is of real significance for my job as colourist. By observing carefully, we can see how colours are presented, we can feel the movement of colours, the direct effect that colours can have on us and which messages colours can communicate.
In need of some distraction after a tough week? Why not opt for a climbing wall? You will find them in all possible measurements, prices and colours. I have chosen two different climbing walls for you and I wondered which of them you would prefer: grey or yellow?
At this time of year we are surrounded by the following two colours: red and green. In the streets, in the shops, on TV and in inspiring magazines you will come across these two complementary colours everywhere.
In the purely design-related applications of colour, we only work with the NCS Colour System. The present generation is also convinced that this colour system is a fixture in interior design practice.
The concept of the whole interior is determined by the architect’s wish to concentrate on quality materials, solid wood and natural stone as well as the colour “white”.