The word Ykoon could easily enter the Urban Dictionary as a modern description of ‘woodworking at its finest.’ The young designer brand that goes by this name was created by Steven Gosseye in 2014, and creates functional wooden furniture with smooth shapes and a minimal design.
Minimal design has come a long way from the bleak and detached style of the nineties. Today, we seem to favour a minimalism that is at once playful and warm. Perhaps it has something to do with the wave of Scandinavian design overtaking the world with its sleek but accessible shapes, or with the popularity of vintage design that receives a modern-day update. In any case, we needn’t look far for a specialist in this particular discipline: Belgium’s got Ykoon.
Steven Gosseye designs and handcrafts wooden furniture that is sure to make your heart beat just a little bit faster. Using solid and high-quality wood, the designer showcases his finesse with woodworking techniques in everything he creates. The result is a collection of timelessly beautiful furniture that feels as warm and familiar as it looks new and refreshing. Every piece is proof of Steven’s respect for the raw material it is made from, the environment that produces the wood and the heritage of his craft.
By keeping every one of those aspects alive, the designer wants to make Ykoon a beacon of resistance against today’s throw-away society, and Ykoon’s furniture items to love and last for generations to come. To help his clients achieve the same meaningful relationship with the things they surround themselves with, Steven loves to invite them to his workshop so they can witness their order come to life.
Ventura Interieur - Budafabriek, Kortrijk
17/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
A Belgian Village - Ventura Lambrate, Milaan
14/04/2015 - 19/04/2015
BAD - Eskimofabriek, Gent
16/02/2015 - 19/02/2015
Roomin, Kasteellaan 495, Gent
23/09/2016 - 18/12/2016
Biennale Interieur, Expo, Kortrijk
18/10/2018 - 22/10/2018