Venlet was born in 1958 Victoria, Australia of Dutch parents. He studied interior design at Sint-Lukas, the Institute for Architecture and Arts in Brussels.
Following his cooperation with Neil Burley (1988) and Marc Newson (1998 to 1990) he eventually opened up his own studio, Venlet Interior Architecture, in 1991. His design projects range from private mansions, lofts, bars and restaurants all the way to showrooms and offices of large companies. Recent examples are ‘Savagan’ Hairdressing salon in Brussels and ‘La Belgique des Autres’ exhibition in St Etienne.
The interior projects and the furniture designs of Venlet are characterised by their contemporary international style. He says that the objects arise from an interaction between art, sculpture and function. These objects give a new description to the space in which they are placed - with respect, but also with relative humour. Venlet objects are discreet, but for this reason, no less obvious.