In 1980, Bruno Meeus ( 56) graduated as industrial designer at the Higher Institute for Visual Communication and Design in Genk. After his studies, he gained over ten years of experience at leading producers of kitchen and hospital furniture. Over the years, he gained substantial expertise in various application whereby stainless steel is used, ranging from fast-food industrial kitchens and ATMs to autopsy tables. With this background, in 1995, he started his own design studio: MEEUS UNLIMITED design office. In 2000, he got a postgraduate degree in Integral Product Development (Innovation Management) at the KU Leuven.
Today, under its own management, Meeus Unlimited designs, produces and markets products mostly constructed in stainless steel, as well as composite materials, such as Askilan®, solid wood and bamboo. Both standard products in series and tailored solutions for projects. For the private housing construction, public buildings, shop design, catering industry, industrial kitchens, hospitals, old age homes and care institutions, (food) industry…
In the service of quality of life
Bruno Meeus has no need for fame or star status as a designer. His view is that the designer’s role is one of serving the industry anonymous. In this, the task is: “to produce better products with guts and creativity, and thus, to increase people’s comfort and quality of life.”
Innovation is also a leitmotif in his work. Meeus Unlimited wants to be innovative, in both applications and techniques, so that there is a professional solution for every challenge. Bruno Meeus is a member of the ‘expert group design at Design Flanders, of the innovation cluster of furniture companies Optimo, and of the professional associations UDB (Union of Designers in Belgium) and BEDA.