Glenn Sestig : Belgium's virtuoso architect

12.06.2015 - Dries Tack

Glenn Sestig, born in Ghent, Belgium, graduated from the Henri Van De Velde institute in Antwerp and established his first practice in 1999. He is known for his particularly refined signature style : timeless, pure, elegant and smart. A true magician with volumes, he brings amazing dynamics is the sculptural spaces he designs.

From shops and showrooms over art galleries, nightclubs, pent- and holiday houses, every time you enter a Glenn Sestig project you get taken away by his design and extreme sense of detail. His buildings and spaces have a direct ‘healing’ effect on your mind and your body, triggered by a mix of luxurious and natural materials. The work of Glenn Sestig brings balance and hard to find aesthetic pleasures.

We at Belgian Boutique are flattered we can start this new ‘The Weekend Guest’ series with this great Belgian architect.

Belgian architect Glenn Sestig

What does your perfect weekend look like?

A boat trip from Ibiza to Formentera, passing by Es Vedra. Sea, Jet and Sun. 

Belgian architect Glenn Sestig

What are your guilty pleasures?

Extensively spraying the fabulous 'Oud Wood’ scent by Tom Ford, an Apple Martini, and sometimes an iceball cigarette.

If you had to compare yourself to a drink, which would it be?

A Goldfinger cocktail, even just for the name.

Belgian architect Glenn Sestig

How do you treat yourself?

In spa’s all over the world. From the One&Only Maledives, to Bvlgari Milano to Ibiza Es Torrent.

What was the best moment in your life so far?

When I got my little white cat “Tanit” as a surprise from Bernard.

What's your favourite object in your home?

My "Pleasure Dome", exclusively designed for Items/Vandenweghe and originally commissioned by Wallpaper* for their Wallpaper*Handmade exhibition at the Salone Del Mobile 2015.

When is your birthday and what Belgian gift(s) would make you happy?

28th of February, you can please me with something beautiful, functional and luxurious.

Let’s say something from David Huycke at Caroline Van Hoek’s Gallery.

Belgian architect Glenn Sestig

What makes you insanely happy?

Talking about architecture, art and love. With friends. Under the sun.

Who is your favourite Belgian artist?

Luc Tuymans. Magnifique.

Belgian architect Glenn Sestig

Who is your favourite Belgian (fashion) designer?

Raf Simons, of course.

Belgian architect Glenn Sestig

Who is your favourite Belgian architect?

Léon Stynen. Wonderful.

What is your philosophy in life?

“Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another” (Madonna)

To whom should we send these 20 questions and why?

Pieter Mulier. He’s just fantastic.

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