Jean-François D’Or. Moodboards

Unconstrained, poetic and timeless. That is how we can characterise the designs of Jean-François D’Or. The Belgian Designer of the Year 2013 does not put himself in the spotlight with large showpieces, but with his special talent he leaves his own mark on the field of smaller home and interior accessories such as bowls, lamps, vases, coat racks, door handles, mirrors,… Small touches that in all subtlety colour an interior and at the same time very ‘democratic’ design that can seduce a large public.


Starting from an analysis of the functionality of an object, he designs purified and ergonomically perfected items without losing sight of aesthetics. Or as he even puts it: I want to distinguish myself without crossing too many boundaries, going just far enough to achieve timelessness.

The trust that Jean-François D’Or enjoys from Belgian manufacturers such as JongForm, Serax and Domani, but also from international labels like Ligne Roset, not only attests to the quality of his work, but also demonstrates his understanding of contemporary challenges in industrial design.

Moodboards offers an overview of D’Or’s designs and an insight into his creative process.