IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS is a design studio with its own identity that makes designs that are tailor and custom made to the client's personality but are also completely in line with the character of the building. Metropolitan, Nouveau Art Deco and thinking 'outside the box' are concepts and styles in which we find our passion. With us, it's not just about design, but also about creating a total experience and offering good service to our clients.
Over the years our own identity has grown and is based on handmade and exclusivity. This has led to the fact that we can call ourselves exclusive designers for Strato. Strato is the most exclusive design studio in Italy that has often been lauded in the press and can be found in museums and private furniture collections. IA is headquartered in the bustling center of Antwerp and on the south we have a showroom and collaboration with Divani where we provide advice for the styling of people's homes: "Divani projects powerd by IA".
HOW DO WE WORK?
How do we work? Of course we always start with a simple question: 'Do you want some coffee?'. We would like to know our customers, so by asking some out-of-the-box questions we will have the opportunity to find out the identity of the client and to know the wishes and desires for the project. We distinguish ourselves by combining handmade crafts with current techniques and extraordinary materials to guarantee the desired result.
With very detailed drawing plans, we ensure that everyone understands the result that we strive for. The client is an integral part of the design process and we try to give them a taste of the atmosphere by presenting plans, 3D renders and mood boards. For us, the project is a success when design, timing, budget and result are achieved within the intended goals. To ensure the intended result, our sister company WOOOF takes care of the realization of the finishing objects and products.
We provide in the budget space to finalize a project from A to Z, from construction to seats and decoration. There is nothing so nice when a customer can enter his home, enjoy his or her glass of wine and not have to worry about anything. As a company and as a human being we think that sustainability is key in the world of today. You can read more about this in our mission statement.
Each member of our team offers both support and coordination from the first sketch to the last detail and each of us has its own specific specialization. Our team consists of five permanent members.
Frederik Schiemsky is "the leader of the donkey pack". Since his childhood, Frederik has been passionate about architecture and interior design through the book "Le Corbusier in Antwerp". Frederik started his career after studying architecture at St Lucas in Brussels. With his 25 years of experience, he has already designed products, furniture and interiors for various renowned Italian companies. He has also designed and realized a number of projects abroad in differend countries. His strong character and creative vision led to the launch of our studio: IA.
Since 2014, Katrien has been contributing to the unique identity of IA. After successfully obtaining her master's degree in interior design, she immediately joined IA to fully express her creativity. Katrien is a perfectionist and provides the feminine touch within the company and is the "master in organized chaos". An octopus that places its tentacles on various functions within the company ranging from design, plan layout, graphic layout to administration.
He was already interested in interior design before graduating from the University of Antwerp. His dedication is a worthy addition to the IA team. Antoine ensures a neat and correct implementation of the final plans so that he knows them inside and out. Afterwards he is the point of contact on the sites as a real "construction site ninja". A centipede would describe Antoine well, but because of his enthusiasm and fast acting, a meerkat is more the animal that Antoine describes inside our office. He coordinates the contractors on site, briefs the client and afterwards provides a neat site report from our office.
The most special function within our company will probably go to Ari and Louise. Ari is our "master in hapiness officer". A dog provides peace and love at the most stressful moments when there are deadlines. Ari does not have the typical characteristics of a dog. He doesn’t like dog biscuits, bones and sticks. The sweetest thing Ari does is walk around freely and run behind ducks and birds. Together with Louise they sleep peacefully in their basket at the office, but once at home they always start playing together with great enthusiasm.
Louise is the second Dashund of the team and we would like to call her the "assistant in happiness officer". Louise is Ari's best friend, sister and wifey. The saying "her bark is worse than her bite" might describe her best. She has the sweetest character but likes to let her voice apply to other dogs. We can say that she is the "drama queen" of our office. In between her day naps, she likes to play with Ari or ask everyone in the office for hugs. Unlike Ari, Louise likes cookies, sticks and she likes to dig holes.
Maurice is the Assistant Hapiness Officer and recently joined our team. He is a Chihuahua but we like to call him our little ‘Collie’ because he is the smartest dog of the three. He listents remarkably better than the Dashunds (not a surprise) and he has a level of energy like a Duracell battery. Our little womanizer prefers woman and is a little bit scared of men or maybe he is just jealous of men. He likes to look in de mirror at himself, just checking if he is having a bad hair day or not.