Siegfried’s trademark style, which he uses in his jewellery and silver, is characterised by unusual techniques and materials.
Siegfried De Buck has exhibited his work in several Belgian and international museums, including PMMK Oostende, Design Museum Gent and Museum Martha Herford (D). He has received several awards for his artful creations. Design Vlaanderen awarded him the Henry van de Velde prize for his 40-year career. Since 2007, he also lectures at Sint Lucas Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp.
The cross-pollination between all our HERITISTS is obvious. Premium meets premium. Craftsmanship meets designer. But we find it even more fascinating when they introduce us to other leading names. Such as Siegfried De Buck. A pioneer and contemporary silversmith, crafting silver, artistic objects and jewellery.
Mark Cloet introduced us to Siegfried, with whom he was working on several creations. During our first encounter, it was patently clear that we shared a passion for qualitative, traditional food products and the experience they trigger.
SIEGFRIED’S DESIGNS ARE INSPIRED BY EVERYTHING THAT SURROUNDS HIM. HIS IDEAS STEM FROM STATEMENTS, EXPRESSIONS OR EVENTS.
Fascinated by art since the age of twelve, Siegfried became a jewellery designer by chance. His father sent him to the ‘Ecole des Métiers d’Arts’ in Maredsous, where he trained as a goldsmith. He subsequently enrolled at the ‘Académie des Arts Décoratifs’ in Strasbourg to hone his skills.
He is one of the first jewellery designers to combine gold with other materials such as rubber, Plexiglas, steel and elephant hair. He is easily inspired by statements or expressions and has a way of shaping his interpretation into his creations.
It’s all in the family. Siegfried and his wife have been running a gallery for forty years, in the magnificent town house where he lives and works. Siegfried considers their three children, or rather their birth, a personal milestone. They were raised among their father’s creations and all developed a knack and passion for art.
‘LOOKING WITHOUT KNOWING IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM SEEING WITH UNDERSTANDING.’
HERITIST lovers, Frederik & Vicky