“I had the chance to travel to Tibet and Nepal during my college years,” says VanQuaille. “After college and an internship with Belgian landscape architect Jacques Wirtz, who designed the gardens at the Louvre and the Élyseé in Paris, I lived in Tibet for seven years where I studied and helped renovate Buddhist temples. I also lived and travelled with Tibetan nomads.”Life in Tibet is like it was in Europe back in medieval times, says VanQuaille. With their bastions, the nomads created their own architecture. Their sails woven from the wool of sheep and yaks formed all kinds of tents that blended with the surroundings, and were able to give shelter. “I wanted to bring that concept to the rest of the world. This is where the name comes from: Nomad Concept.”