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LAURENCE VANDER ELSTRAETEN

LAURENCE VANDER ELSTRAETEN

Laurence graduated as a graphic designer, but prefers to call herself a creative all-rounder. She's co-founder of Avalanche Bags, works in a coffee bar and often takes styling jobs. You can imagine there's not much time left (but that's how she loves it).

She lives in Ghent and loves her city, although the dream of moving to the other side of the world is still present. In her apartment, she loves to mix Scandinavian design with vintage furniture and some pieces of young designers. Laurence goes to pottery classes in her free time, where she makes her own ceramics.

"My favourite piece of furniture is a vintage Eames rocking chair I bought a few years ago. I bumped into it on a design market while I was still studying, and while I didn't really had the money to buy it, I decided to go for it and haven’t regret it for a moment!"

Favourite room in the house:
The living room. "I live at the 5th floor, which equals a nice view over Ghent and a lot of light. Instant happiness? Check!"

Favourite city in the world:
Chiang Mai and Tokyo. "Both in Asia, but still so different from one another! I love Chiang Mai for the amazing laid-back atmosphere that makes you want to stay forever, and Tokyo for its craziness, vibrancy and the most friendly people I ever met. If find this question hard to answer, though, as travelling is such a big part of my life and each city I visit has its own distinctive vibe..."