Koen Amelynck, CEO of Louwizz, is passionate about lighting. He took it in with his mother's milk, so to speak. He set up his first business – TAL – at the age of 19.
Koen sold the company some time before the financial crisis took hold, and then started a lighting shop where he could roll up his sleeves and get stuck in to something again. But, you can't change who you are. “Designing and inventing are in my DNA, it's in my genes. I needed to be able to start creating again, to translate what was in my imagination into unique lighting concepts”, continues Koen.
Koen Amelynck was born and brought up among lamps and lampshades.
Among lamps and lampshades
Koen Amelynck was born and brought up among lamps and lampshades. His mother made lampshades in the loft, while his father had several lighting businesses. “Light always had a place in our lives. The first time my mother made a lamp to hang over my crib was the moment I discovered light for the first time and that fascination has never left me since.”
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