Dirk Wynants founded his company Extremis in 1994. He is still the full owner and president of the board of directors, but gives priority to designing and art direction. Next to that he is managing director of his own design studio Dirk Wynants Design Works (founded in 2006).

Dirk established Extremis for the realization of his own designs. The Gargantua garden table was his first ever Extremis product. The further development of Extremis as a company (and a brand) was actually based on the success of this first creation.

Innovation, superior quality materials, a keen eye for functionality and ecology are part of the credo.

Thanks to this attitude, Extremis soon became a worldwide renowned design collection. Dirk's designs already won many awards and so did his company for design management, general management and export. Since the establishment in 1994 designer Dirk Wynants succeeded in getting his company a top position within the international design scene. The fact that he never follows the mainstream, but always brings innovative and progressive design, certainly forms part of this success story.

Today Dirk shares his experience at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, where he also runs a design studio.