Dirk Wynants is an award-winning designer and founder of Extremis. Dirk was born in 1964 in Belgium as the son of a cabinet maker. Before founding his Extremis in 1994, he studied Interior architecture and furniture design at the Architecture Institute Sint-Lucas in Ghent, Belgium. Extremis soon became a worldwide renowned design collection, winning awards for products and design management, general management, and export. Today, Wynants remains the complete owner and president of the board of directors but prioritizes design and art direction. In addition, he is the managing director of his design studio Dirk Wynants Design Works.