Graduating with great distinction, however, his career did not run smoothly. The practice after his studies did not turn out the way he had imagined. For better or worse, Lieven went to work in the hotel and catering industry. Out of necessity, because what Musschoot had been trained for was not yet taken seriously. Strangely enough, it was his work in the catering industry that would lead to his later breakthrough. Impressed by the design of a jewellery shop in the centre of Bruges, none other than Sergio Herman contacted the designer. Lieven Musschoot drew the distinctive design of Pure C and the interior of Oud Sluis, and closer to home he also designed the interior for several leading restaurants such as Restaurant Lieven, Barsalon Rock-Fort, Tête Pressée, Escabèche (Knokke),… And in 2012 the order book is already well-filled with three restaurants, a disco, two flats, two houses and a dentist’s practice planned.
Seven years after his first book, Bart Lens and his team Lens°Ass show how this approach can lead to exciting projects. Formulating a concept as clearly as possible is the basis of every design. With the right choice of materials and controlled detailing, creations that radiate calm and serenity emerge. The clear use of lines strengthens the pure emotions that arise between the design and the light. The great care for the interior in all its facets is a constant preoccupation of Lens°Ass.