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Biennial event 27 november 2015

Koen Elsen

Founder of Achilles Design

Koen Elsen is the co-founder of Achilles Design, a Belgian company that develops innovative products, services and brands for companies of all sizes, based on a broad know-how, technical expertise, sound strategy and no-nonsense approach. Achilles Design strives to create intelligent, user-centered, value-driven solutions that offer unique, appealing, multifaceted user experiences.
Mr Elsen studied industrial design at the Artesis, Antwerp University College before moving to Milan, Italy, to work for the design studio Depro International Associates. After his stay in Milan, he came back to Belgium to start his own one-man start-up company Achilles Product Design. In 1994 Koen Elsen and Jürgen Oskamp decided to join design forces, founding Achilles Associates. Nearly two decades later, Achilles has grown into an interdisciplinary and international team of 20 product designers, design engineers, graphic designers and brand strategists, developing design solutions for a variety of sectors and industries. Thus becoming one of the leading, award-winning industrial design offices in Belgium, with 10 iF-awards and 3 RedDot awards to their name and a diverse client portfolio including Niko, Leitz, Dymo, Barco, Betafence, Belgacom, Atos Worldline, Colruyt Group, Dreambaby, Eddy Merckx Cycles, Janssen & Fritsen, among many others.

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