Born in Belgium, Philippe Allaeys is an architect, furniture designer, and creative director. He spent the first years of his career as a freelance architect, designing residential, corporate, retail, and hospitality projects. Allaeys established the ZO Group in the 1980s, a creative company that focused on furniture design. By 1992, he established APHA Furniture, where he is now the creative director. Allaeys focuses his designs on the inherent properties of the material and minimal designs. Much of his furniture work is in wood, and he developed various pieces for e15, including the ISAAC folding tables, the NOAH bed, the THEO tray, and two side tables: ALEX and LEILA.