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Extremis founder receives prestigious Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award

Extremis, the renowned design furniture brand, proudly announces that its founder and head designer, Dirk Wynants, was honoured with the Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award last night. This prestigious award recognises individuals who have made a significant impact on the design sector.

Celebrating 30 years
In a remarkable confluence of milestones, both the Henry van de Velde Awards, Extremis, and the iconic Gargantua picnic table are commemorating their 30th anniversaries in 2024.

It all started back in 1994, when Dirk Wynants was in the market for an outdoor picnic table for his family. He sought something to help his children feel included in the conversation at the dinner table. Unfazed by the lack of design and functionality in existing outdoor furniture, Dirk (like some other entrepreneurs) retreated to his garage. From this modest setting emerged Gargantua: a picnic table with height-adjustable benches to allow children to sit at the same eye level as the adults and for guests in wheelchairs to have easy access as well. This simple yet ingenious creation marked the birth of Extremis.

Anticipating the future with optimism
Under the visionary leadership of Dirk Wynants, Extremis has evolved into a global player in the designer furniture industry. The company's unwavering commitment to originality, simplicity, functionality, and efficiency has solidified its position as a leader in the field.

As Extremis looks ahead to the future, optimism abounds. With new products like Panigiri and Manille, accompanied by innovative accessories, the brand reaffirms its commitment to providing quality, durable, and timeless designs for generations to come. Dirk Wynants' legacy as a design pioneer continues to inspire the company's ethos, ensuring Extremis remains at the forefront of innovation in the designer furniture industry.

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