Lockdown Stories: Stephanie De Smet

Lockdown Stories is a series of short interviews with creative entrepreneurs and businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Since its beginnings, the main goal of Future Positive has been to share inspiring projects happening all around the world and, during these strange and difficult times for independent businesses and creators, we want to continue providing support and … Read More

Exploring Antwerp with Locals

EXPLORING ANTWERP WITH LOCALS   Antwerp was our first ever City Guide and we decided to return to this Belgian city to see what's new and discover it from a different perspective, asking local creatives to take us around their favourite spots. Furniture designer Axelle Vertommen, flower stylist Loes van Look and bag designer Lies Mertens were our hosts and ... Read More

Small Bodies of the Solar System

We’ve talked about the work of Antwerp-based designer Stephanie Specht before here on our blog. She has now collaborated with artist and designer Lilit Asiryan and potter Thomas Salzer to create Small Bodies of the Solar System, a capsule collection of tableware and graphics inspired by fluid shapes and everyday functionality. The pieces reflect the creative clash of ideas between … Read More

Stephanie Specht

Stephanie Specht is a freelance graphic designer based in Antwerp, Belgium. Inspired by music, art and fashion, Stephanie describes her work as intuitive, abstract, typographic and minimalistic. We chat with Stephanie to find out more about what made her become a graphic designer, her workspace and plans for the upcoming months. www.stephaniespecht.com Studio photographs by Christophe Derivière. Please tell us … Read More

Studio Collect

Studio Collect is an Antwerp-based jewellery label founded by designers Hermien Cassiers, Saskia Govaerts, Magaly Hermans and Hannah van Lith. They all met while studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and after realising that they shared similar ideas and vision, decided to start Studio Collect in February 2013. Our contributing photographer Joke De Wilde visited their studio in … Read More