Located between Brussels and Paris, Nicolas Destino stands out for his collections of themed objects and for his vision of what he calls a conceptual design.
Believing that beauty is equal to sobriety, the designer combines function and aesthetics, creating objects with pure lines, characterized by geometric shapes. The light.ladder is the most representative object of his approach of product design.
Pushing back the limits of creation, Nicolas Destino sees design as a means of expression.
He frees himself from industrial constraints thanks to the elaboration of unique pieces of hand-made paintings, which he particularly likes. His work is generally presented in the form of collections. These artistic and personal projects bring to life a surprising and out-of-the-ordinary universe in which the object is de-functionalized to leave more space to imagination.
He reinterprets various inspirations such as the medical environment, the surgery, the suicide, Belgium, the fashion or the funfair.
In the continuity of this formal work, Nicolas Destino also creates paintings from a succession of graphically arranged colored strips.
Between 2005 and 2010, his work is exhibited at the Grand Hornu Museum, the Musée du Cinquantenaire or at the Atomium. In 2015, Nicolas Destino designed the trophy of the International Film Festival of Love of Mons, which was given to the actress Marie-Christine Barrault. He also designed the NRJ Startup contest trophy. He then exhibited the Belgian collection in Mons, as part of the European Capital of Culture, and designed the set and the furniture for the recording studios of the news and the tv program Samedi + for Notélé, Belgian television.
In 2016, the Provincial Palace of Namur acquires a copy of the cabinet.belge for the apartments of the Governor Denis Mathen. The BELvue Museum, governed by the King Baudouin Foundation, integrates the belgian.clock in its permanent collections. Nicolas Destino also designed a bracelet for the QuPlace brand and the set for the show Je Lance ma Boite.
A series of objects about fashion was exhibited at the Belgian Embassy in Paris during the Paris Design Week in 2017. The following year, his paintings were shown at the Scope in Miami Beach during the International Art Fair Art Basel.