Brand van Egmond
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 25 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 25 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. From Royals to Rappers. Their ateliers enable them to create the most special big custom objects and lighting sculptures. Many considerable international cross branding partners such as Chopard, Louis Vuitton, Four Seasons Hotels, Hilton Hotels, La Cornue 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.
In 2004 the Hollywood series shed its light over the 76th Academy Awards presentation in the USA.
In 2006 Patricia Urquiola selected Flower Power for the Design Yearbook of 2007.
In 2008 the Dutch Government selected Night Watch chandeliers to decorate the VIP Lounge of the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo 2008 in Zaragoza.
In 2010 their first book ‘Lighting Sculptures’ is available at all major bookstores worldwide, including the MOMA museum bookstore in New York. This very personal album provides a special insight into their methods, sources of inspiration, driving forces in their work and their passions. From the old days till now. This book was launched in Amsterdam, New York and Milan to celebrate BRAND VAN EGMOND’s 20th anniversary.