So this is our story.

HOSHII is an atelier for creative lasercutting, run by Caroline De Beleyr since 2015.
Ever since she was a little kid, she has been passionate about the process of creation.
HOSHII Caroline De Beleyr

Image by Trix Edenbreuls

“When I first ran into lasercutting a few years ago, it was love at first sight. It was a bit of a blind crush. Because without any knowledge about this technique, I signed the order form for my first lasercutter.

In the past 5 years, I’ve done countless hours of lasercutting, including many filled with trial and error. Even now, with a fair share of technical knowledge and experience,  I still continue learning through various experiments with new materials.

The name HOSHII? It is Japanese. I graduated from university with a master’s degree in Japanology, but I left that career path after a few years of working for various companies. The word “hoshii” refers to a feeling, a desire, a kind of love at first sight with objects. That is exactly the feeling that I want my lasercut objects to evoke.”

portrait documentary HOSHII - made by Lisa Dhooghe