William Brand (1963) and Annet van Egmond (1964) graduated at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht the Netherlands, where he was trained as an architect and she as a sculptor. They have been working as independent product designers for 20 years. William and Annet founded BRAND VAN EGMOND in 1989 with the sole intention to create art without restraints. Two pioneer artists with a big passion for the objects who brought the sculptures from the ground to the ceiling. This design studio led by hands has become an international trendsetter in creating innovative, independent designs.
The handcrafted lighting sculptures radiate passion and emotion and leave a long-lasting impression. BRAND VAN EGMOND obtained international fame 20 years ago with their first lighting sculpture ‘Chandelier’ that became an instant icon. William and Annet both are responsible for the concept, design and art-direction of the brand. The collection includes several series of lightings sculptures as well as ‘Haute Couture’ pieces, especially designed for individual clients. Their designs are being published in worldwide leading magazines.The products leave from Naarden to shine all over the world, from Shanghai to New York. Their several workshops enable them to create the most special big custom objects. Many considerable international companies such as Chopard, Four Seasons, Hilton and Neuhaus use their lighting sculptures in their establishments. Many pop stars and movie stars as well as royals, all handled in a discreet way, are told to be among their customers. Every year BRAND VAN EGMOND launches new collections of handcrafted lighting sculptures in freedom with fun and passion in MILAN.