Casimir, born in Koersel (Belgium) in 1966, elected to study Industrial Design at the SHIVKV Genk (Belgium). It was never a conscious choice to focus on design. Casimir was looking for a versatile direction that would include theory and technique as well as creativity both in mind and hand. During his training as an Industrial Designer, he discovered that the design of products purely for industry was lost on him: an industrial product is an accumulation of compromises and is rarely an expression of a personal emotion or the personal vision of the designer. During his studies, he designed a number of items of furniture that did give expression to his own vision of design. Later, after he had established himself as a furniture designer, this vision further developed into a personal style.
He won several awards and selections like
Cultural award in 1994 from the Province of Limburg in Belgium
Henry van de Velde-Prize in 2000, awarded by Design Vlaanderen, Belgium
In 2004, Casimir won the most prestige price in Belgium for Architecture and Design ‘The Flemish Culture Price’ for the collections Casimir Meubelen and Vlaemsch(). This price is attributed every 2 years in this category. Other laureates of The Flemish Culture Price are Raf Simons, Martin Margiela, Maarten van Seeveren for Design; Mauro Pawlowski (from Deus) for Music in 2004.
«Why do his objects fascinate? What is the secret of their seduction, or rather, their power to seduce? Their magnetism seems to be related to that innocent, yet irresistible, glance one sometimes gives an emphatic representative of the opposite sex (or possibly the same sex) in an unguarded moment. A glance without consequence, expect perhaps in dream. His objects are not aloof. They lure. And yet at the same time, they withdraw into their own self-willed, self-satisfied, unapproachable Ego. The game of seduction. Modest, reserved, unpretentious as his objects ..