Jan Van Lierde, a designer, entrepreneur and architect from Belgium, today is a leading international creative force in lighting. Graduating from architecture school in Ghent in 1978, Van Lierde moved on to form his own architecture office and then importantly in 1982 to found Kreon the first of his many entrepreneurial and design business and design efforts to provide lighting design services for interiors. Kreon would become a major lighting design consultant for companies in Europe and would eventually start to design and produce its own lighting collections from the base in Antwerp.
Through the 1990s Van Lierde would manage large scale projects to design and produce a number of technical lighting fixtures for Kreon as well as designing for the likes of world renown Italian lighting producer Artemide establishing his identity as a globally recognised lighting designer. In 1995 he would solidify his international vision by setting up a base in Istanbul with Zenon Aydınlatma engaging in technical lighting projects for architectural projects in Turkey and the Middle East.