Born in Ghent, Belgium, Hans de Pelsmaker studied sculpture at the Hogeschool Saint Lucas in Ghent, where he is teaching now. Since 1997, Hans has been making functional sculptures, furniture, light objects, and architectural installations. In 2000, he established his first commercial cooperation with e15 and Target Lighting. Since 2001, he is the artistic director for Essential.
For e15, he designed the tablebench TAFEL and the storage units/shelves KAST EEN, KAST TWEE, and KAST DRIE.