Brand Van Egmond Lighting
Brand Van Egmond is a company and brand that was born from the artistic collaboration of William Brand and Annet Van Egmond. They are internationally famous for their light sculptures, but are so much more than that. They are a company dedicated to art, and strive to create an aesthetic experience that is without constraints. While the company enjoys both popular and critical acclaim, it must be said that it is the combination of the two amazing designers that propel the company toward success, even to this day.
William Brand was born in Alphen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands in 1963. William studied architecture and furniture design at the Academy of expressive Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 1987 he trained under such world class designers as Eckhardt & Leeuwenstein, and Premsela & Vonk. After he graduated in 1988, he founded his own company called Brand Meubelen. In 1990 he won a Dutch award for his furniture designs.
Annet Van Egmond was born in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1964. Annet began her studies of autonomous sculptural design at Utrecht School of Arts, the same school as William, just one year later. She started working with William in her parent's atelier in 1989, graduated from Utrecht School of Arts, and started her own company, Van Egmond Producties, that very same year.
In short, both of these talented artists have been product designers for over 24 years now. Each has an essential set of skills that gives Brand Van Egmond its distinguished, world class look and functionality. All pieces they create and design are made by hand, giving each one a unique aesthetic. When the company was first founded, they released their first light sculpture called “Chandelier”. It instantly became incredibly popular, and was considered an icon. The inspiration they receive is continually flowing. They release a new and glamorous collection in every year in Milan, Italy.
With so many collection having been established, it's no wonder the track record for Brand Von Egmond is filled with dazzling experiences. One such collection, known as “Hollywood” was used to supplement the lighting for the evening at the 76th annual Academy Award presentation in the USA. In 2006, the “Flower Power” design was selected by Patricia Urquiola for the Design Yearbook of 2007. And in 2008, the Dutch government chose chandeliers from the “Night Watch” collection to be the decor in the VIP Lounge of the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo 2008 in Zaragoza.
More recently, William Brand and Annet Van Egmond released their first book. It gave insight into their methods, and their passions and inspirations for the artistic vision of Brand Van Egmond. It was released in Amsterdam, New York and Milan to celebrate Brand Van Egmond’s 20th anniversary celebration.
The company sets trends and invents and re imagines the styles of today, even inspiring fellow artists with their passion and pioneering spirit for design. The company boasts operational facilities in over 60 countries around the world, and clients and brands such as Neuhaus, Four Seasons, Chopard, and Louis Vuitton, as well as a host of celebrities, all deriving their retail identity from them.