Renaud Meunier is a Belgian designer based in Brussels. He obtained his bachelor in industrial design at the ENSAV-La Cambre (BE). He graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL (CH).
Originally from the Belgian Ardennes, Renaud Meunier grew up in the middle of nature and the forest which he remains very attached. With these origins, he developed a particular sensitivity to the respect of the environment which led him to think his design in an eco-responsible way. He wants to produce ethics and respect the world in which we live.
He wants to place the know-how of the craftsman at the heart of his research, which seems to him essential in a world of increasingly technological. It is for him a way to conceive sustainable: give birth to objects that will be passed down from generation to generation, which we will take care of because they have an added value, that of the work of man.
In parallel, Renaud Meunier is interested in new materials and the search for innovativesolutions with the ambition to bridge tradition and modernity. He has always been interested in technology and has even worked and studied in more “technical” areas such as automotive, industrial engineering or mechanics, before moving towards design. This atypical career gives him a particular vision of things which is today a daily asset.
Renaud Meunier worked for Eliumstudio in Paris as assistant of Marc Berthier. Renaud is alsopassionate about leather work, discovered through collaborations with the Belgian brand Charles Schambourg by Nacarat (BE), as well as with Petit h (FR). His work includes partnerships with prestigious historic houses such as Vacheron Constantin (CH), Hermès (FR), Mauviel1830 (FR) or Reuge (CH).
He launched his own studio in 2017 at MAD Lab of MAD Home of Creators where he is in residence. He is currently working on a wide range of projects as freelance designer. Among his latest is a series of 60 unique frames for the famous Belgian fashion photographer and filmmaker Pierre Debusschere.