Studio O’Sullivan offers twenty five years of experience across a broad spectrum of design ranging from consumer to luxury goods, and from conceptual thinking to art directing. Based in Brussels, like the city, the designers are pan-european in mind and body and speak many languages as well as understanding the diverse cultures in which they operate.
Damian O'Sullivan was born in England in 1969 of Franco-Irish parents. He studied design at the Royal College of Art in London and upon completing his Masters, he started designing bags and accessories for Hermès. A year later he was asked to join Philips Design in Holland, where he worked on both design and strategy projects. Damian went independent four years later, working for Asics, Anish Kapoor, Camper, Hermès, Paul Smith, Philips, Pioneer, Ricoh, and Royal Delft. In 2015 he started Studio O’Sullivan in Brussels.
Lisa O’Sullivan was born in the USA in 1974 of Swiss-German parents. She studied design at Art Centre Europe and upon completing her studies was asked to join Philips Design in Holland. She subsequently worked for the dutch agencies Landmark, Waacs and Marcel Wanders. Lisa went independent in 2007 and worked for Camper, Lucent technologies, NEA and Philips. In 2015 she joined Damian at Studio O’Sullivan.
Between them, they have won many awards: BraunPrize, Dutch Design Prize, Red Dot and The Green Challenge. Their work has been exhibited in many prestigous museums around the world (Boijmans van Beuningen, Fondation EDF, MoMA, Sotheby’s and the V&A).
Both Lisa and Damian have a longstanding teaching relationship with the Design Academy Eindhoven where they have taught since 1999.
Studio O’Sullivan is located on the eastern periphery of Brussels (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre) and is housed in a 1936 modernist house designed by Charles van Nueten which went on to win a Van de Ven prize in 1938.