Michel Boucquillon

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Michel Boucquillon
Michel Boucquillon.jpg
BornFebruary 6, 1962
NationalityBelgian
Alma materInstitut Saint-Luc Brussels
OccupationArchitect, designer
Years active1986–present
Known forArchitecture and Design
Websitehttp://www.michelboucquillon.com/

Michel Boucquillon is a Belgian architect and designer based in Brussels, Belgium and Lucca, Italy.[1][2][3][4]

Career[change | change source]

Graduated in 1986 at the Faculty of Architecture of Saint-Luc in Brussels, he moved to Florence where he collaborated for two years with the architect Paolo Riani, student of Kenzo Tange.[5] In 1988, he won the first prize of the Architecture competition Prix van Hove, for the project of the TGV station of Brussels.[6][7] In 1988, he won the Architecture competition for the Paul Henri Spaak building, the current hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels.[8] In 1994, he opened his multidisciplinary laboratory, M.A.D.E.U.S. in Brussels.[9][10] Later, in 2015 Michel won the Architectural award Expo Stone Award 2015.[11]

In 2000, he has opened a second office in Lucca in Tuscany, dedicated mainly to industrial design. Michel has collaborated with leading international design companies such as Alessi, Artemide, Antoniolupi, Aquamass, Martinelliluce, Nestlé, Salvatore Ferragamo and Serralunga.[12][13]

Personal life[change | change source]

He is married with Donia Maaoui, a Tunisian architect, sculptors and painter. They collaborated on several architectural and industrial design projects.[14][15][16][17][18][19]

Selected notable works[change | change source]

Notable Architecture projects[change | change source]

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MAIN CHAMBER IN BRUSSELS - original drawing
CASA BOUCQUILLON - EXPO STONE AWARD 2015 and first house in the world with opened roof
BARKNEST FOR ALESSI - winner of a competition for the NESTLE 150 YEARS
  • Paul Henri Spaak building, The European Parliament Hemicycle, Brussels
  • Chateau De Mente La Jolie
  • Soho Residence, Apart-hotel
  • Holiday House Il Diavoletto
  • Casa Fontana
  • Casa Boucquillon, first house in the world with total opened roof system
  • BHM Headquater

Notable product design projects[change | change source]

  • The Bark collection and YoYo pillbox designed for Alessi
  • Egle lamp designed for Artemide
  • Battigia washbasin for Antoniolupi, 2016
  • Strip Bathtub for Aquamass, 2006
  • Unique Cutlery for Auerhahn, 2008
  • The Pin lamp by Martinelliluce, 2010
  • The Regista chair for Serralunga”, 2010

Awards and recognition[change | change source]

  • EXPO STONE AWARDS 2015 - International Architecture Award for CASA BOUCQUILLON, 2015
  • CASE PIU VERDE D'ITALIA, - Architecture Recognition for CASA BOUCQUILLON, 2014
  • COMPASSO D'ORO,- Design Award - Honorable Mention for the LA REGISTA chair - Serralunga, 2011
  • GOOD DESIGN - Design Award - Chicago - for UNIQUE cutlery – Auerhahn, 2008
  • DESIGN PLUS - Design Award - Frankfurt - for the STRIP bath – Aquamass, 2006
  • EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEMICYCLE - Winner of the Architecture Competition - Brussels 1986
  • VAN HOVE AWARD - 1st Architecture Prize”, Midi Station Brussels 1986

Museums and galleries[change | change source]

  • MAXXI Museum - Rome
  • MaMbo Museum - Bologna
  • CHARITY BUZZ Gallery - New York
  • MAST Museum - Bologna
  • CARRARA DESIGN WEEKS - Carrara
  • AREA Gallery - Florence
  • PAOLA COLOMBARI Gallery - Milan
  • MADRE Museum - Naples

References[change | change source]

  1. Bria, Ginevra (22 April 2012). "Saloni Updates: arcipelago Triennale. Dai cristalli di Ross Lovegrove alla panchina di Lorenzo Damiani, il fototour di Artribune". Artribune (in Italian). Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. "Archive The house in the rock: an interview with architect Michel Boucquillon". Home in Italy. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. "Alessi si ispira alla corteccia degli alberi per Barknest – Pambianco Design". pambianconews.com (in Italian). Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. "Home in Italy Luxury villas » Blog Archive The house in the rock: an interview with architect Michel Boucquillon". Home in Italy. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. "«Perché viviamo qui? Si sente la libertà» - Cronaca". il Tirreno (in Italian). 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  6. "Realisations, art, work by Michel Boucquillon in Belgium on picture". www.belgiumview.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. "Loungers & Outdoor lamps - Michel Boucquillon". www.serralunga.com.
  8. "Hydraulic Roof Opens and Closes At Will in This First of a Kind House". Trendir. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  9. "The Boucquillon house in the rock by Michel Boucquillon & Donia Maaoui". CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  10. "Casa Boucquillon". Architizer. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  11. "Michel Boucquillon wins STONE EXPO AWARD 2015". design.lulop.com. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  12. "Pile Up by Serralunga | Modern Outdoor - Linea Inc Modern Furniture Los Angeles". www.linea-inc.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  13. "ANTONIOLUPI". DAMN° Magazine. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  14. "Michel Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui: design and biography - ALESSI". Alessi.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  15. "Casa Farfalla Villa In Tuscany Upon The Project Of Michel Boucquillon And Donia Maaoui". The Best design ideas for the home. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  16. "BARK CRIB by Michel Boucquillon & Donia Maaoui - Stainless steel sculpture by ALESSI S.P.A. | ArchiExpo". www.archiexpo.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  17. "Michel Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui: design and biography - ALESSI". Alessi.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  18. "Casa Farfalla Villa In Tuscany Upon The Project Of Michel Boucquillon And Donia Maaoui". The Best design ideas for the home. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  19. "BARK CRIB by Michel Boucquillon & Donia Maaoui - Stainless steel sculpture by ALESSI S.P.A. | ArchiExpo". www.archiexpo.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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