Maxime Delvaux (*1984) & Donovan Dubus (*1986) meet in the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Brussels, where they study interior architecture.
In February 2009, just graduated, they create Stuut. The two Belgians wish to put themselves to the
test. And to have fun. A season of experimentation begins. They play with materials, techniques and
forms.Their hand-crafted and recreational approach is translated into simple objects, showing a
clear concept and a pared-down style. But the purpose of the project is about more than function and
form: the young designers involve the user in the creative process, inviting him to interact
with objects and modify them. Irony and a typically belgian distancing effect add
an extra meaning to simple products. Successfully embracing an attitude that underpins the work of the latest generation of designers, Stuut turns the design product into a device for creating new relations with the everyday world.
[Marta Di Vincenzo]