Ben Van Orshaegen has a Master’s degree in Arts, three dimensional design, with optional jewellery art. He wrote a thesis entitled ‘Alienation of the Imagination’. Since 2003 he has been active as an independent silversmith/goldsmith. That same year he completed the Sterckshop assignment. In 2005, Ben followed another postgraduate programme in Integral Product Development, at the KU Leuven department in Kortrijk. In 2008, Iamam bvba was founded, a design agency that is also active in project development with, as its main objectives: property finding, construction, design, transformation and realisation. Ben is a laureate of Toegepast 9.