Sergio started his career in the family-owned restaurant Oud Sluis in Sluis, The Netherlands where he worked for 25 years. Since 2005, he has held three Michelin stars and was listed in the Top 50 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for eight years. Irrespective of this success, Sergio made the decision to close the doors of Oud Sluis in December 2013, so he could apply himself to new projects. Today, Sergio has four restaurants. The Jane** in Antwerp, Belgium, Pure C**, AIRrepublic* and Blueness in Cadzand-Bad, The Netherlands. Besides this, he has taken on the culinary responsibility for the French fries concept Frites Atelier. He also has published several cookbooks of which the latest ‘Sobremesa’ appeared last Summer.
“The Surface collection is a very personal project for me and one that comes from a long-standing desire to create and surprise. It was inspired by the raw nature of Zeeland. Its rough textures and beautiful imperfections expose what is real and what is true... From the deep grey of the mystic North Sea to a scarred and ageing skin, every surface is a sym- bol of depth. Every surface tells a story. Which is why I was excited to be given the opportunity to tell my own story and to translate my professional experience into this very personal range of tableware. The product of a vision both Serax and I share: a belief in talent and the power of collab- oration to fuel creativity. Because a strong idea is nothing without execution.”