To me, 'volledig', the Flemish term I use a great deal to explain the philosophy on which I have founded my life and work, means 'the fullness of emptiness' . . . For 30 years I have been interested in developing an art of living which can transform the ordinary object into an objet d’art and the everyday gesture into perfection – the fullness of emptiness.

– Axel Vervoordt, Story of a Style