Frederic Boonen studied at the Katholieke Hogeschool in Genk and finished his studies as a product designer in 1999. Even before finishing his studies, he started his own design studio in 1998: 'Boonen Design Studio'. Since 2003 Frédéric has been teaching 'Industrial Design' at the Highschool of Arts in Hasselt. In 2017 he won the Henri van de Velde public award for the Theomatik, a table tool specially developed for the disabled at the Virga Jesse hospital in Hasselt.