Carine Aussems is our new studio director
Spatial design studio 5AM confirms its ambition with the arrival of Carine Aussems as studio director and senior designer. She will help 5AM professionalize, structure and grow. Carine has over 18 years of experience in residential, retail and hospitality design as a senior interior architect, design director, project manager and team lead, including the past 7 years at WeWantMore.
Carine now shares that broad expertise in high-end retail design for, among others, Giorgio Armani with the 5AM team and also brings extensive material knowledge and insight into the hospitality sector to the table. She combines different cultural identities as a Belgian, raised in German-speaking Belgium, now living in Antwerp after living and working for 7 years in the design mecca Milan. She also speaks no fewer than 5 different languages. She understands, better than anyone, the positive impact of these different backgrounds on her work as a designer and plans to transfer this diversity to the growing 5AM team that now counts 9 people. Carine will be practically involved in all aspects of the ongoing projects, but she will also guide the design team and help shape the growth and international ambition of 5AM together with Olivier, who brings the necessary entrepreneurial insight to the table in addition to his design expertise. Carine chose 5AM because of their vision, their focus on beauty, detail and materialization, as well as their ambition and entrepreneurial spirit.
Carine: “The combination of further expanding 5AM and the possibilities for growth in projects, the team, the different locations and the structure made 5AM a clear choice for me. In addition, the partnership with SKINN BRANDING AGENCY is also a motivating factor. It is an interesting market proposition and offers the opportunity to create total concepts where we provide the ideal physical experience.”
Olivier: “We have recently added a lot of new design talent to our team. Carine has the experience to structure our operations even better and to lift the team to a new level. In addition, she still has both feet in the field, both in terms of design and technical knowledge, which combination ensures that 5AM can take major steps in a short time.”