Architect Bernard Dubois has been on the fast track since graduating from Brussels’ École de La Cambre in 2009. In less than 10 years, he has opened his own studio, curated the Belgian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 and designed retail projects for brands such as Nicolas Andreas Taralis and Valextra. As Bernard travels and works abroad—in France, Italy, Switzerland and China—more and more frequently, his appreciation for his Belgian roots only seems to grow. “My biggest strength is also my biggest weakness: I’m a very systematic person. I don’t believe in creative moments where you’re touched by the grace of God and then suddenly have a great design in hand. Usually, those moments don’t happen. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 50 Frama The creative company where community is more than just a mood board. Design Issue 49 At Work With: Muller Van Severen How a home renovation birthed one of Europe’s most distinguished design duos. Design Fashion Issue 49 Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung An inquiry into costume design. Design Issue 49 Marcio Kogan On the pursuit of perfection. Design Interiors Issue 49 Mimi Shodeinde An audience with the architect. Design Interiors Issue 48 At Work With: Studio Utte A visit to the small, sophisticated Milanese studio of Patrizio Gola & Guglielmo Giagnotti.