Name: Els Vansteelandt
Profession: Jewellery designer
Lives in: rue des rempart des moines 15
I design both gold and silver jewelry and art objects like vases, plates, cutlery, birthspoons, chandeliers,... whatever pops up in my mind. I sell my own collections, but also creations of soulmates. For my designs you don’t always need a special occasion, I also create items for daily use.
Born and raised in Brussels I wanted to be in the inspriring DowntownDansaert area: the neighborhood of creators, artists and entrepreneurs. I feel at home amidst the unique boutiques, the restaurants and the little shops.
The challenge to make new original pieces of jewelry over and over again.
Working behind my workbench to produce objects that are both comfortable and aesthetically perfect. To find that harmony is very intriguing.
And on top of that I love the contact with my clients. My creations can only be fully appreciated when being worn.
For a coffee or a tea AM Suite (rue des Chartreux) is my hangout of choice. Bar Bik for a nice meal and the KVS theatre for a performance to get some inspiration and relaxation.
To grow the business… to increase the number of sales points and to cross-sell the works of soulmates. From a design point of view I would like to focus more on objects like vases, platters, chandeliers, dishes and cutlery. I want to go out more to get inspiration from the streets and from nature.
That the Dansaert area will continue to strengthen its position in the city as a flourishing, growing and lively neighbourhood where everyone is welcome.