Steven Pauwels was born near Mechelen, in Belgium, in 1968. He studied industrial engineering with a master’s in automation, followed up with a year of economics.
After having climbed the corporate ladder for a decade, life invited him to something different, … his inner world. That world had been a stranger to him all this time and what showed up, wasn’t what he had expected. He couldn’t understand why his inner world was so far apart from the securities and privileges he had on the outside.
He engaged with the domain of personal growth as the manager of a seminar center near Brussels, called Koningsteen. It was the perfect setting to find answers to his troublesome inner world and his persistent need to understand.
When he decided to create the most natural products to support his financial targets at the center, he traveled to India and fell in love with the process of creation. Something had moved and touched him deeply. The only truthful choice was to follow-through and pursue this deeper feeling.
It was time to find out if integrating all the bits and pieces of information he gathered during all of the seminars and training would make a difference in day-to-day reality.
He founded Scent&Sense as the embodiment of his new journey. An exploration and discovery, without really knowing what he was looking for.
His First Leaf Collection is the first fruit of his call for adventure. Slowly, with falling and getting up again, the pieces of the bigger picture came together. His further exploration led to his second collection, an ensemble of candlelights, representing the 15 virtues of co-creation. In 2020, he finished his third collection, inspired by the fuchsia flower; “every flower opens in her own due time”.
The combination of engineering skills and the fundamental principles of human nature provide for interior decorations & light with a deeper meaning. A combination of interior decorations & the art of living.
” The moment we’re informed about the fundamental principles of human nature, interior decoration obtains a whole different meaning.” – Steven Pauwels, founder & designer of Scent&Sense.
Steven now designs and co-creates unique handmade lights and interior decorations in Marrakesh, where he has his main atelier and showroom, called Riad Jardin d’Art. He offers his artistic decoration services to the local HORECA market under the name Co-création d’Art.