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EXHIBITIONS

ALPH' & KATT - GROWING FROM NATURE

Philippe Allaeys and Kat De Baerdemaeker
Two designers of the same year of birth, passionated by nature and organische forms…expose their collective work on the remarkable site of P.NT2.
He designs solid wood furniture, original and tactile. She makes ceramics, rough like lava, erosion…
A symbiosis of design, craft and architecture.

Open: from 15.09 tot 30.09

every friday, saturday, sunday from 12.00 tot 18.00
nocturne saturday 23.09 from 18.30 tot 22

15.09 30.09

P.NT² - Bob 361 - architecten - Poincarélaan 31, 1070 Brussel

ARTS & CRAFTS

ALPH' & KATT - GROWING FROM NATURE

Philippe Allaeys and Kat De Baerdemaeker
Two designers of the same year of birth, passionated by nature and organische forms…expose their collective work on the remarkable site of P.NT2.
He designs solid wood furniture, original and tactile. She makes ceramics, rough like lava, erosion…
A symbiosis of design, craft and architecture.

Open: from 15.09 tot 30.09

every friday, saturday, sunday from 12.00 tot 18.00
nocturne saturday 23.09 from 18.30 tot 22

15.09 30.08

P.NT² - Bob 361 - architecten - Poincarélaan 31, 1070 Brussel

SHOPS & BRANDS

Anna K.

Creation of jewellery and art (painting, photography). Concept Store Art & Jewelery

Rue du Page 90a, 1050 Bruxelles

MIX

arnaud eubelen

Realisation of lighting suspensions for the restaurant space and a serie of lamp dedicated for the hotel private room.

Bio : Arnaud Eubelen - Liege, Belgium, 1991 - works in the no man's land between sculpture and design, questioning our assumptions that lead from concepts to objects by re-appropriating and re-evaluating the various industrial building blocks of our world, shifting their use and context to highlight their intrinsic qualities and values.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

ARNO DECLERCQ

Bunker Sculpture at the second floor of 4.5 meter tall in burned wood.

Bio : Arno Declercq (1994) Belgium designer, known for making large monumental furniture and installation worldwide.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

ART JEWELRY COLLABORATION BY RIMA KHATIB

Brooch designart: a designer-artist collaboration This project sees jewelry as a means of self-expression rather than a fashionable decoration or a social status symbol. And who better than artists can do that? Just as the different floors of the same building can be transformed by the occupants or their decorators, the silver base created for this jewelry piece represents the structure on which different artists can apply their art. It is an experimental collaboration between the designer, Rima Khatib, and several artists from different fields (sculptors, ceramists, painters, mosaic artists, fashion designers…) in the creation of brooches, each a unique piece of Art Jewelry.

Participating artists:

Marie Staes
Bettina Abramovitch
Sylvie Olivier
Carina Degreef (Yaruna)
Anaïd Moh
Laurence Raffaeli (Tetenterre)
Bella Pari
Ben Artside
Elias Karam (Tobogan studio)
Kristina Zouein (Kinamania)
Liliane Malemo (Oriireup)
Catherine Dagnelie
Nathalie Thillay (Happy Recycle)
Veronique Bogeart (Atelier Nikissan)
Meriem Steiner (Frau Steiner)
Sandrine Daubrege
Julien lereteux
Pauline Dornat
Mimi Kunz
Riwan Hervouet
Hiba Badreddine
Marc Hervouet

15.09 23.09

ALTO GALLERIA AT 52 BAILLI STREET, 1050 BRUSSELS

EXHIBITIONS

ARTFUL WONDERS

ARTFUL WONDERS AT BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER:
Unveiling Sustainable & Ethical Creations

During Design September at the hotel, we are proud to present three remarkable artists. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of design as Brussels comes alive with the much-awaited Design September event. Throughout the month, the city celebrates creativity, innovation, and artistic expression, drawing designers, artists, and enthusiasts from around the world.

The first set of artists includes Margaux Baert, a Belgian paper artist, and Gerda Maas, a Dutch mixed media artist. Just as with the Art Nouveau movement, both these artists draw a deep inspiration from nature and from Japanese art imagery. They are associated with Umanoa (www.umanoa.com), a studio company specialising in contemporary Art & Design grounded in sustainable practices. All Umanoa's partner creators combine high-quality crafting and nature-friendly materials. Some also use Biodesign materials, which improve soil and air quality.

The third artist, Peter Donders, a Belgian 3D Designer, seamlessly blends craftsmanship and technology, exploring the frontiers of existing techniques and incorporating fascinating elements inspired by Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta.
Don't miss the chance to witness the conscious and inspiring Art & Design at Design September!

Discover more about the artists:
Margaux Baert: https://margauxbaert.com/
Gerda Maas: https://gerdamaas.viewbook.com/
Peter Donders: https://peterdonders.com/index.php

12.09 30.09

Rue Léopold 9, 1000 Bruxelles

MIX

Artistaff SRL

lionel jadot provided me with the drawings of the Mayan plates from which I made original plaster models to make the molds that I used to make the tinted and varnished stone plates. For the tiles, I made 4 different models in clay from which I made molds. I made 200 m² of tinted synthetic plaster. For the lamps, it is an artisanal realization in synthetic plaster and epoxy resin of all colors. For the stools, the original was provided by lionel jadot. it is made with crushed waste from Zaventem workshops (each piece is unique).

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

BEST OF VINTAGE

Atelier Belvédère

Vintage shop of furniture and decoration coupled with an Atelier for furniture restoration. You find restored and customized furniture but also mirrors, frames, lights, crockery of the 50's, 60's and 70's. We give an extra life to your own old armchair with a new upholstery and we also repair and relook your old looking or broken furniture.

12.09 30.09

Rue du Belvédère 14, 1050 Ixelles

RENEWAL

Atelier Contour

ONDERZOEK OPPERVLAKTEBEHANDELING 01
This bench is the result of a research into the addition of textures and surface treatments to wood species considered inferior. The furniture is made from rubberwood, obtained from a waste stream from a local staircase maker. By carving and burning the surface of the furniture, the blocks, characteristic of the rubberwood board, are visually pushed into the background. A choice was made for an asymmetrical composition and a play between rough and smooth surfaces. With a refined design, we extend the life of the furniture and, by working with waste materials, we minimize the environmental impact. Our further research will consist of looking for new waste streams that could be the starting point for the further development of this furniture collection.

BIO
Atelier Contour designs and creates interiors, furniture and objects. In the design process, we are always looking for new starting points, approaches or perspectives in order to achieve diverse design solutions. Craftsmanship and honest use of materials are always at the forefront.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

RENEWAL

Atelier80

How to produce pieces of furniture that are as durable as possible? That’s the starting question of this beautiful adventure: Producing pieces of furniture that take care of its users and their, our planet. That’s why we decided: -To make them from at least 90% recycled materials. -To produce them from materials, craftsmen and workshop that are located nearer than 100 kms away. -To opt for a sustainable design (esthetically and technically). -To make them affordable at the best price, they are only available on pre-order. Today, our family is made of three awesome members: -Roger, our low stool. Made of recycled solid wood. The top seating is available made of blue stone from Soignies (recovered before it was buried) or recycled wood. -Georges, Roger’s big brother, is the high stool. Made of recycled wood aswell. The top seating is available made of blue stone from Soignies (recovered before it was buried) or recycled wood. -The latest born is Léonie. Roger’s and George’s sister. She is a coffee table. Made of recycled solid wood. The top is available in recycled white plastic of recycled wood. If you, too, want a piece of furniture that will stay with you all life long, adopt of them.

BIO
Atelier80 is a love at first sight story between two interiors designers: the meeting between two enthusiasts people who are committed, at their scale, for a more sustainable future.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

MIX

Aurélie Lanoiselée - Design Textile & Broderies

Cameo of slate up cycle, embroidered with cabled linen thread in lichen, stone and bronze colours.

Bio : French designer of exceptional textiles, objects and decorative materials. Aurélie's expertise is based on a blend of embroidery and finishing for contemporary and unexpected creations.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

B-collective edition 2023

Platform for Belgian creatives.
Bringing their fascinating work to be seen.
This edition pays special attention to innovative materials through a fascination with stools.
The focus is on unique items and limited series.
The monumental form and aesthetics are given priority over functionality.
Experiments with materials and techniques that lead to objects that surprises and moves.
We are happy sharing these upcoming talents who are proud to be Belgian…
Designers edition 2023: Anthony Leenders, Robin Berrewaerts, Laure Kasiers, Arthur Vandergucht, Marijke Jans, Jessie Boooth, Liesbet Lutin, Dries Truyers, Bento Architects and more…

Pop-up: 14 September till 20 Oktober 2023 open Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Curator Sophie Laenen
Rue Du Midi 159, 1000 Brussels & Rue Rouppe 1, 1000 Brussels

People > objects > city BXL
https://www.instagram.com/b.collective.be/
https://www.facebook.com/b.collective.be

14.09 20.10

Rue Du Midi 159, 1000 Brussels & Rue Rouppe 1, 1000 Brussels

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Badi

Badi is the original concept of a cider bar in Saint-Gilles. You can choose from a hundred or so references of natural cider and pet' nat' by the bottle, all natural, artisanal and of the highest quality. They can be accompanied by plates to share, featuring buckwheat, seafood and seasonal products.

Rue de l'Hôtel des Monnaies 80, 1060 Saint-Gilles

EXHIBITIONS

Balade sous-marine by Souvenirs du Futur

Imagine brightly coloured illustrations representing giant swimmers, printed on transparent foil and applied on the 1,000 sqm glass canopy of Place Flagey. The images symbolise the neighbourhood's water, tram and bus stops. Are you already itching to contribute to this spectacle and see your name immortalised there?
This scenario will depict a scenery of games on the waterfront. In the process, the light of the sun will project coloured shadows on the ground. For this specific event, we invite you all to use your imagination, let your sense of aesthetics and art speak and support us!
Who doesn't know the Place Flagey? This emblematic place of meeting and passage, part of the daily life of so many Brussels residents. Formerly a part of the Grand Etang, the Place Flagey has been transformed over time, but the presence of water (ponds, water fountains on the square) remains. This is what the glass canopy of the Flagey tram and bus stop represents, and what this project wants to highlight!
"Balade Sous-Marine" aims to apply a bathing scene to the glass surface of the canopy of the bus/tram stop at Place Flagey, creating a symbolic extension of the ponds of Ixelles. The bathing scene, illustrated by Julia Perez, will be produced on transparent and self-adhesive technical film, printed in colour, laminated and cropped. The work will be an invitation to escape from the sometimes grey daily life. Through natural light or artificial light, a vibe of sun and laughter will flood with colour the space under and around the glass canopy.
The work would remain in the streetscape for about 6 months. With some maintenance, the lifespan could even be extended to 2/3 years, possibly with changes in the images. Thus, it will be a developing work that continues to surprise those who seek refuge there!

31.07 31.01

Place Eugène Flagey, 1050 Ixelles

EXHIBITIONS

Beautiful Work by Prague House in Brussels

"Our project presents the results of the collaboration between the „Beautiful Work“ Project and the Product Design Studio / D3 at Prague's UMPRUM. The individual projects reflect the current attitudes of design students towards the craft tradition, as well as their approaches to the rehabilitation of the craft genre and its inclusion among competitive products on the current market, which is precisely what the Beautiful Work Project strives for.
This colaboration follows six-months of the work of students who documented their personal approach to using traditional craft motifs in their projects. The D3 Studio used the opportunity created by this cooperation not only to design new products into which traditional craft approaches could be applied but, above all, as a vehicle by which to think about the future of traditional crafts as such and overall. The students searched for possibilities by which to combine craft concepts with design as a comprehensive discipline that can offer varied solutions and raise stimulating questions. The fusion of academic endeavours thus provided a space in which to create works that have the potential to influence the future of the preservation of traditional crafts in the long term, and not just its use for decorative purposes, as crafts are often perceived today.
In considering the preservation of craft traditions, it is necessary to explore not only the technological limits of individual crafts, but to use them in the production of products with a contemporary face. In order for a craft to become timeless and its practices to be sustainable into the future, it is necessary to find its place in the present and to think critically about its strengths and weaknesses. "

12.09 - vernissage
26.09 / 7.30 pm - Finissage

12.09 30.09

Prague House in Brussels - Avenue Palmerston 16, B-1000

MIX

Bel Albatros

We made the baseboards and some elements in the bathrooms (black recycled plastic speckled with white).

Bio : Bel Albatros is a Brussels factory that recycles plastic waste into panels for designers, interior designers and artists.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

Belgian Design Pavilion

After a first successful edition in Milan, The Belgian Design Pavilion is exhibiting a new selection of objects in rempart44.
The work of these Belgian designers, united by their specific visual language, fits perfectly into the current zeitgeist of the Belgian design scene.

Designers September '23
Sam Kerckaert
Koen Van Guijze
Wouter Persyn
Studio Part
Jord Lindelauf
Timon Mattelaer
Thibeau Scarcériaux
Dries Truyers
Studio Fuho
Marijke Jans
Verstrepen.studio
Ori Orisun
Julia Mercier
Margot Van den Berghe + Alexander Marinus


Vernissage Thursday 21.09 - 18:00 - 23:00
Friday - 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday - 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday - 12:00 - 18:00
Finissage Thursday 28.09 - 18:00 - 23:00

21.09 28.09

Rue rempart des moines 44, 1000 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Belgisch Design Belge by Design Museum Brussels

Pop-up laboratory, belgisch design belge presents a history of Belgian design, from Art Nouveau to today’s creation, via post-war functionalism. The exhibition offers an overview of the major figures, the movements and avant-gardes that shaped it, as well as the achievements that have defined it and, the institutions that promoted it. This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of the King Baudouin Foundation and the National Lottery.

12.09 30.09

Design Museum Brussels - Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Laeken

RENEWAL

Boutures d'objets

Boutures d'objets is an eco-design studio based in Orléans (France) specializing in the design of objects from alternative, recycled or biosourced materials. Boutures markets its own collection of objects and lighting and supports small and large brands in the production of eco-designed products.

We present two projects carried out in collaboration with the designer Louise Rué;
1) The Silexus tray:
Silexus is inspired by the work of stonemasons. A block of stone becomes a useful everyday object under the hand of an expert sculptor: after finding the right point of impact to cause the shock wave, the shard detaches and becomes a knife. But what happens to the rest of the stone once all the blades have been obtained? Silexus is what remains of the stone after cutting.
Designed by Louise Rue, for Boutures d’objets

This tray is made from coffee grounds or avocado pits, sawdust and starch thermo-compressed by the company Matériaux Parisiens.
Before choosing this process, other experiments were carried out:
 Mycelium
 Mineral shell composite (in collaboration with Malakio)
 Wood and gelatin biocomposite (in collaboration with Hors Studio)


2) Plant spheres
These spheres are the result of our research into the uses and shaping of the mycelium.
In particular, we are exploring the uses of mycelium in floristry as an alternative to petroleum-based floral foams.
The mycelium sphere is a container for fresh or dry flowers, which can hold water for several days. The light material can easily be hung to create original floral compositions. At the end of its life, the container can be composted with the plants it contains!
Creation and manufacture by Laurence Saugé (Boutures d’objets) and Louise Rué.

Bio: Graduated from an engineering school, Laurence Saugé imagined a company in her image, a project where art, design, ecology, technology and innovation meet. After 12 years spent developing packaging for luxury brands, this idea materialized in 2019 with the creation of Boutures d’objets (« cutting of objetcs »). A name homage to the magic of nature, which also evokes sharing and the vision of a garden to be created.

Louise Rué: Graduated in 2016 from the Saint-Etienne School of Art and Design, Louise set up her design studio in Orléans the following year. She supports craftsmen, landscapers, small brands and companies that share its values in their projects. Her work often has a link with plants. She participates in the garden festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire in 2020 and in the garden festival of the Côte d'Azur in Nice in 2023.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

MIX

Bram Vanderbeke

Brick Cast Basrelief is a design for the bar for FOX. We created a brutalist concrete basrelief sculpture all around the bar. The texture of the bar comes from the bricks that are used to create the molds.

Bio : Bram Vanderbeke (1991) is a Ghent based, Belgian artist/designer. Bram creates 'Architectural Objects': monumental designs with a distinct materiality and aesthetics. He creates his architectural objects and rhythmic installations in different formats, both in private and public contexts.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

BEST OF VINTAGE

BRUSSELS DESIGN MARKET

Since its creation, Brussels Design Market has evolved into the largest design market in Europe. It has now become an essential part of the international vintage design calendar, inviting to discover enlightened and passionate exhibitors, promoting 20th century design with their high quality selections. Scandinavian, Italian or American, from Corbusier to Jacobsen via Bertoia, the Brussels Design Market offers a wide range of choices to match the diversity of tastes and interiors.

Arriving from all over Europe, the dealers display an eclectic collection, bringing together multiple styles and trends that have impacted the 20th century. Alongside these icons, the Brussels Design Market also offers anonymous and exclusive design pieces at affordable prices.

23.09 24.09

Gare Maritime - Tour&Taxis 9 Rue Picard - 1000 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Brussels Queer Graphics by Design Museum Brussels

From the 1950s on, LGBTQI+ communities in Brussels have used graphic design and developed a specific language. This visual language signals their presence and their commitment to a set of shared principles, identities and values. Shaped by struggle and celebration, turmoil and compromise, this tool of both resistance and resilience fosters an alternative form of collectiveness. Through the materiality, composition, typography, iteration and language used, graphic designers, both professional and amateur, identify and address their message towards specific audiences. Organized by themes, Brussels Queer Graphics, far from being an exhaustive project, offers an overview of this visual language. This exhibition explores the ways in which the LGBTQI+ communities have expressed themselves and made themselves visible over the last seventy years in Brussels. From 1953 and the birth of the Centre Culturel Belge/Cultureel Centrum België driven by Suzan Daniel to the present day, this exhibition and its accompanying publication invite us to immerse ourselves into a cultural history of the everyday life and the activism of LGBTQI+ individuals, communities, associations and groups. Relying on silence and even the absence of materials, but also on the over-representation of the letter G in the history and the archives, this exhibition reflects an era, a history and many memories.

17.05 5.11

Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Brussels

EXHIBITIONS

Building bridges: Erratum Fashion concept store x Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer

For Brussels Design September, Erratum Fashion concept store invites students from the Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer to exhibit their textile work inspired by Africa: textures, colors, patterns and traditions. Inspired by Africa and made in Belgium, the Erratum brand is part of the trend of brands that claim their mixed Belgian identity.Outfit made with african patterns for non conformist women and men with a social sense.

Designer : Leslie Nonvignon, Hottois Noémi & Iris Deltheil-Tourrenc.

13.09 30.09

Rue Saint-Christophe 7 , 1000 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Café Hoffmann by Czech Centre Brussels

The minimalistic yet distinctive custom-designed interior of Café Hoffmann reflects Josef Hoffmann's essential creative principles of reduction of form and colour. The functional furnishings of the space also serve as a medium for historical information on Hoffmann's work in the territory of present-day Czechia and Slovakia.
Designed by Prague’s based creative studio OKOLO and furnished with beautiful TON bended wood furniture, the temporary cultural space offers talks, workshops, screenings and other programme from 21 September to 29 October 2023.
Hoffmann (1870-1956) is known in Belgium as a leading figure of the Art Deco style and the author of the famous Palais Stoclet in Brussels. In the historic centre of the Belgian capital, Café Hoffmann brings a fresh take on Josef Hoffmann's "absolute work" (Gesamtkunstwerk). The space is conceived in the context of Art Nouveau Year and the Josef Hoffmann – Falling for Beauty exhibition at the Arts & History Museum in Brussels.

21.09 29.10

Beenhouwersstraat 37a, Brussels

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Café Tulipant

WINNER 2023

Opened in 2019, the Café Tulipant sets the scene on Place Fernand Cocq. Between tradition and modernity, the spirit of the time illuminates the place: exposed brick walls, period tiling, old layers of wallpaper unveiled in broad daylight and terrazzo counter. The warm interior revolves around a large wooden bench. A menu of refined plates accompanies the selection of house cocktails. On weekends, the Café Tulipant comes alive in the morning and offers brunch on its sunny terrace, in the front row of the busiest street in Brussels.

Pl. Fernand Cocq 25, 1050 Ixelles

BEST OF VINTAGE

Cédric t'kint

The gallery is runned by Cédric t'Kint.Located in the venicity of place Brugmann nearby the sablon.It presents a variety of styles with an interest towards the twenty century decorative arts.

12.09 30.09

Rue Fernand Neuray 35A, 1050 Ixelles

LECTURES

CELLES QUI FONT LE DESIGN EDITION 1

PROCESS1. Derived from English. Originally used to designate the manufacturing process for a product used in industry. The word "process" here refers to a precise methodology or technique used to carry out a job or part of a job to arrive at the final production of a good or service.

With : Charlotte Gigan (Biskt), Laure Kasier et Wendy Andreu

With the aim of promoting new female figures in the world of Design, a serie of conferences around the themes of "Process", "Résistances", "Collectives" and "Digital" are proposed in order to affirm their presence and their participation in the contemporary scene. They could be a model or figurehead for a new vision of design.

19.09 10.10

ARTS & CRAFTS

CityFab 1 - Skate Day @fablab

-Sat. 16.09.23 - 10:30 - 15:00 - Open door-

On Saturday, September 16, we open the doors of our fablab and offer activities around the theme of skateboarding. On the agenda: Laser engraving of boards Creation of badges Flocking on t-shirts ... and other surprises! The perfect opportunity to discover the world of fablabs while participating in fun and creative activities.

Programme :
10.30am - 12.30pm: Introduction to vinyl cutting, free but registration required, limited number of places
10.30am - 2pm: Resin earrings workshop, limited number of places, €60/p (info)
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm: Guided tour of the fablab
Sat. 30.09.23 - 11:00 - 21:00 - Skate day
 Workshops at cityfab 1
Engraving your skateboard with the laser cutter
Customise your t-shirts, bags, etc. with vinyl
Create a shared work using screen printing
3D print personalised accessories for your board
Learn to graffiti

Skateboarding demonstrations on rue de Molenbeek
Demonstrations on a course with skateboard modules by the LRBX collective

16.09 16.09

cityfab 1, rue Dieudonné Lefèvre 37, 1020 Bruxelles

ARTS & CRAFTS

CityFab 3

Cityfab3 is a Fablab - digital fabrication workshop - specialising in small series production. Our training courses are accessible to all and give access to numerous machines, such as a water jet cutter, digital milling machines, a laser cutter, a thermoforming machine and 3D printers. Our targeted workshops allow you to go further in a particular field or technique.
Open Days: 14/09 & 15/09 10h-17h
Workshops and training

14.09 15.09

Rue des vétérinaires 42 Batiment C, site City Line, 1070 Anderlecht

MIX

Clem Vanhee - ATELIER185

together with Lieselot Geeregat from Luna Lotta we made a large version of one of her jewelry designs to decorate the concrete columns in the hotel lobby and restaurant. the pieces were cold forged and polished from 3mm brass plate.

Bio : Clem Vanhee, Born in 1982 is Belgian designer and craftsman. Married to Lieselot Geeregat, Jewellery designer at Lunalotta Jewellery since 2011. Together they are members of Zaventem ateliers since the very beginning in 2018. Under the brand ATELIER185 Clem mostly creates unique hand forged knives mainly out of damascussteel that he forges at Zaventem ateliers. next to knives, Clem is also occasionally involved in artprojects were he can use his forging and formfolding skills like now for MIX.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

ARTS & CRAFTS

Collectif QUIPROQUO ZENN'THEQUE

Winner of a public tender organized by the City of Brussels, the QUIPROQUO collective presents ZENN'THÈQUE. An open and shared library, located in the heart of Senne Street in Brussels, and conceived from the reuse of the old construction hoarding of Brucity. Organic, like the Senne River that once flowed through the center of Brussels, it meanders, undulates, pivots, and sways, offering a fresh perspective to passersby each time they approach it. A dance around which shared works are organized. A body to sit and read for a brief moment. When night falls, it reveals its lights to the moonlight reader.

11.09 29.09

Rue de la Senne, 48, 1000 Bruxelles.

MIX

CRISTINA GUSANO

CERAMICS IN A FEW HOTEL'S ROOMS / DESIGN OF CURTAINS IN COWORKING.

Bio : Anglais interior designer, cristina gusano creates her own ceramic pieces offering geometric shapes and colors. she believes in the power of patterns to transform atmospheres and spark positivity

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Custom Cut

Design collaboration and production of chairs / tables / sofas

Bio: Custom Cut is a bespoke furniture production workshop composed of a creative and bold team of carpenters, cabinet makers and product designers in Brussels. Initiated in 2018 by Adrien Meylan, the workshop gives life to any ideas, from production of furniture essentials to the craziest and most ambitious
projects. The knowledge of various materials and techniques provides a wide range of expertise and solutions. Partner of Architecture and Design studios, the team does not shy away from any challenges.

12.09 30.08

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

BEST OF VINTAGE

d+

d+ Furniture, lighting and objects from the XXth century with an accent on Italian designer such as Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo Gino Sarfatti, Ico Parisi, Castiglioni, as well as European and American designer.

12.09 30.09

Rue Blaes 83/87 1000 Bruxelles

ARTS & CRAFTS

De Ateliers - De Welvaartkapoen

"De Ateliers" is Brussels' largest sewing workshop with a recognition social economy. In the costume workshop, new garments are produced, mainly at the request of designers/stylists. In the retouching workshop/shop, anyone can have clothes altered or repaired at a low price. In the shop itself, one can also find all kinds of second-hand items such as decoration, crockery, clothes and homemade accessories.
"De Ateliers", just like all other sub-programmes of the non-profit organisation De Welvaartkapoen (a socially committed welfare organisation mainly active in Molenbeek), aims to give as many target group employees as possible the opportunity to gain training and work experience, so that they can later join the regular employment circuit.

12.09 30.08

Sint Mariastraat 41, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

RENEWAL

Design With Sense

For several years now, Design With Sense has set itself the goal of using as many recycled materials as possible to create spaces for sharing and conviviality within office spaces!

Cafeterias, meeting rooms, coffee corners... these are just some of the spaces that deserve special attention to encourage informal exchanges and well-being at work.

To show that it's possible to create beautiful office furniture using a circular approach, a 95% re-used coffee corner will be installed in the exhibition before being sent on to its destination.

About: Design With Sense is a cooperative project based in Brussels that focuses on circular design for creating spaces of sharing and conviviality. It's led by designers and artisans who firmly believe that the creative process should revolve around humanity and reclaimed materials.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

EXHIBITIONS

Diito Dansaert

Founded in Copenhagen in 2006, Mater is a pioneering green-tech design brand with sustainability and circularity at its core who’s using cutting-edge technology in production allowing them to transform waste materials into furniture. Creating timeless designs in a sustainable and responsible way. “More from less”.Approximately 36% of all plastic produced is used for food packaging and is often difficult to recycle. Most commonly, it is burned with CO2 emissions to follow.For the last couple of years, Mater has been working with Tetra Pak and has now found a way to recycle post- consumer waste in their Matek® production. The result of the collab is a special edition of the Conscious Chair with a seat and back made out of Tetra Pak waste mixed with coffee shell waste.From surplus plastic to designer chair.In collaboration with two other Danish companies, Mater has extended the lifespan of more than 500 kg of surplus plastic from the production of milk cartons. During the injection process, small pieces of leftover plastic are rejected and they can also use them for producing the Matek®.This surplus plastic is mixed with coffee shell waste, and out of the 500 kg of plastic, they can produce 300 Conscious Chairs.In 2022 Mater removed 30 tons of waste and turned it into furniture. In 2023, they aim to remove 100 tons of waste from the planet.We welcome you to explore the Mater's waste-based furniture collection.

11.09 29.09

Diito Dansaert- Rue des Chartreux 19, 1000 Bruxelles

ARTS & CRAFTS

Diito Dansaert

Founded in Copenhagen in 2006, Mater is a pioneering green-tech design brand with sustainability and circularity at its core who’s using cutting-edge technology in production allowing them to transform waste materials into furniture. Creating timeless designs in a sustainable and responsible way. “More from less”.Approximately 36% of all plastic produced is used for food packaging and is often difficult to recycle. Most commonly, it is burned with CO2 emissions to follow.For the last couple of years, Mater has been working with Tetra Pak and has now found a way to recycle post- consumer waste in their Matek® production. The result of the collab is a special edition of the Conscious Chair with a seat and back made out of Tetra Pak waste mixed with coffee shell waste.From surplus plastic to designer chair.In collaboration with two other Danish companies, Mater has extended the lifespan of more than 500 kg of surplus plastic from the production of milk cartons. During the injection process, small pieces of leftover plastic are rejected and they can also use them for producing the Matek®.This surplus plastic is mixed with coffee shell waste, and out of the 500 kg of plastic, they can produce 300 Conscious Chairs.In 2022 Mater removed 30 tons of waste and turned it into furniture. In 2023, they aim to remove 100 tons of waste from the planet.We welcome you to explore the Mater's waste-based furniture collection.

11.09 29.09

Diito Dansaert - Rue des Chartreux 19, 1000 Bruxelles

SHOPS & BRANDS

Diito Dansaert

Founded in Copenhagen in 2006, Mater is a pioneering green-tech design brand with sustainability and circularity at its core who’s using cutting-edge technology in production allowing them to transform waste materials into furniture. Creating timeless designs in a sustainable and responsible way. “More from less”. Approximately 36% of all plastic produced is used for food packaging and is often difficult to recycle. Most commonly, it is burned with CO2 emissions to follow. For the last couple of years, Mater has been working with Tetra Pak and has now found a way to recycle post- consumer waste in their Matek® production. The result of the collab is a special edition of the Conscious Chair with a seat and back made out of Tetra Pak waste mixed with coffee shell waste. From surplus plastic to designer chair. In collaboration with two other Danish companies, Mater has extended the lifespan of more than 500 kg of surplus plastic from the production of milk cartons. During the injection process, small pieces of leftover plastic are rejected and they can also use them for producing the Matek®. This surplus plastic is mixed with coffee shell waste, and out of the 500 kg of plastic, they can produce 300 Conscious Chairs. In 2022 Mater removed 30 tons of waste and turned it into furniture. In 2023, they aim to remove 100 tons of waste from the planet. We welcome you to explore the Mater's waste-based furniture collection.

12.09 30.09

Diito Dansaert - Rue des Chartreux 19, 1000 Bruxelles

RENEWAL

Dries Truyers Design

"Zwart Goud"

The sculptural collection, named ""Zwart Goud,"" features a stone sourced from the coal mine of Houthalen, the birthplace of designer Dries Truyers.

The mine stone symbolizes the history of the coal mining industry and its consequences, representing a significant turning point in Belgian history. The tabletop takes on a conical shape and is crafted from remnants of dark-stained solid oak wood sourced from the construction industry.

The stone and tabletop are mechanically connected without the use of glue, allowing for easy disassembly of the furniture piece."

Bio: Dries Truyers is a designer based in Houthalen Belgium. For Dries Truyers playing, combining and experimenting creatively with ordinary and unusual materials is one of the most fascinating aspects of furniture design.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

EXHIBITIONS

DROOG30 meets Art Nouveau

DROOG30 meets Art Nouveau!
Droog celebrates 30 years Anniversary this year and we toast it at Holland House! It is one of the most talked of all the design labels in the Netherlands and outside of it! It became a movement and an epoch as well, after Its legendary founder: Gijs Bakker, Renny Ramakers, Richard Hutten, Marcel Wanders and others, made a phenomenal acte-de-presence 30 years ago at the Salone Del Mobile in Milano, this movement became the icon, the reference of what we know nowadays as Dutch Design! From once considered controversial to solution-oriented, design-thinking with playful humor and unexpected non-conformist twist, ever unafraid of strong reactions from outside!Brussels embraces Art Nouveau movement this year and highlights its achievements! We are in and will draw parallels between these two movements, which took inspiration in sustainability, eco-avant-garde and nature! We will manifest and draw parallels between these two movements, which became cultural diplomats of its time, countries, cities and creative state of affairs of its representative, by organizing a series of events such as presentations, lectures, creative talks and a young professionals night with a lady-DJ! Come, join us and pay tribute to these two design epochs, which are a part of our European common design heritage, which is still alive and kicking! Let’s celebrate it!

19.09 21.09

Rue D’Arlon 20, 1050 Brussels

RENEWAL

Earthstone

Compressed raw earth

Earthstone's aim is to create a variety of raw earth objects for the home. We live in a time when we need to reduce our impact on the environment, through the over-consumption of objects that are complex to manufacture and recycle. This project borrows from contemporary industrial production processes as well as ancestral craft techniques to shape an innovative material derived from the excavation sites of our cities. The pieces are durable and equally recyclable, made from an ecological mineral binder and raw earth. Their designs are light, ergonomic and concise, to valorize earth as a noble material.

BIO:
Earthstone is a duo of designers/artists (Damian Jodorowsky and Timoté Rouffignac) from Brussels. Their values as designers focus mainly on environmental issues related to design, industrial production and craftsmanship. Through formal experimentation and the study of ancestral knowledge, they connect these notions for the benefit of sustainable design. Earthstone draws inspiration from the past to raise awareness for the present.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

RENEWAL

ecoBirdy

ecoBirdy - Belgian Unveiled

Richard Armchair (Lounge Collection) The Richard Armchair comes in two deluxe colours made to universally fit any private and public spaces. Its ergonomic seat is purposely designed to maximize postural support and to make the armchair suitable for working areas and extended time usage. The armrests are also designed to provide support without being invasive, while an embracing backrest makes the armchair comfortable. The two legs of the armchair give it an elegant and distinctive silhouette, and at the same time they are built to give stability and balance. Judy Side Table (Lounge Collection) The Judy Side Table is an extremely versatile piece of furniture, a sleek and joyful small table. Its linear and neat design makes Judy perfect to be used as a coffee table, side table or night table. Thanks to its effortless charm, ecoBirdy’s new product blends in perfectly with any surroundings. As it is round without corners and sharp edges, and as its structure is designed to be stable even if easily moved around, the Judy Side Table is suitable for households with small children. Frost Table (Lounge Collection) Frost Table is a slim and well-proportioned furniture piece, made in Belgium. Its timeless design combines functionality and sustainability. The tabletop is made from internal parts of discarded refrigerators, where the transparent drawers and the white interior are matched to create a unique nuance. The metal base is treated with natural wax, an ancient whitesmith technique to preserve steel authentically and ecologically. Mabo Plate (Tableware) Mabo Plate is made in Belgium from recycled plastic food containers. ecoBirdy has developed a technique that allows the reclaimed plastic to be an integral part of the production process; its authentic characteristics organically form a marble-like pattern and create an earthy colour palette. Colour schemes and patterns follow a gradient progression, which produces a series of six soft tonal shades. Merging aesthetics and functionality, the plate shape has been designed to be pleasant to use: a raised curved edge keeps the food from sliding off and makes it easy to scoop. Charlie Chair (Kids’ Collection) ecoBirdy’s award-winning Charlie chair is designed for kids. With its ergonomic shapes, rounded edges and a large seating surface, Charlie is comfortable and safe for the little ones. Thanks to its well thought-out design, it is both light and remarkably stable. Thus on the one hand kids can move it around as they wish; on the other hand it doesn't tip over easily. Recycled pieces of plastic toys are clearly recognizable and make up the distinctive speckled look. This makes Charlie a vivid eye-catcher and an educational piece for children. Charlie’s smooth silky surface is pleasant to the touch and easy to clean. Luisa Table (Kids’ Collection) ecoBirdy’s Luisa table makes a perfect set with Charlie chair. Rounded edges and soft forms create a naturally smooth transition between table top and legs. Thanks to its well-researched ergonomic shapes, Luisa is comfortable and safe for kids. It offers support to the most active of children in different sitting postures. Luisa’s smooth silky surface is pleasant to the touch and easy to clean. The Luisa table can also be used as a coffee or side table.

BIO:
Designers Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel co-founded ecoBirdy in 2018, debuting with the Kids’ Furniture collection, made with recycled plastic toys, that would go on to win several international awards and be included in museums all over the world. Based in Antwerp, ecoBirdy was the result of a two-year study that resulted in a recycled and recyclable plastic material called ecothylene®, as well as a unique patented upcycling process. Staying true to the commitment to redesigning plastic waste into beautiful and inspiring furniture pieces, ecoBirdy added a Lounge Collection and Tableware line, as well as B2B collaborations to transform companies’ waste. In recognition of its vision and mission, ecoBirdy became a Certified B Corporation in 2019, confirming its commitment to high standards of social and environmental responsibility.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

MIX

Eleonore Joulin

The project is 12 hanging ceramic lampshades for the Joule restaurant. 6 of them is look-alike cabbage leaves and the other 6 are look-alike half pickles.

Bio : My work, that is mainly ceramics and glass, takes its source in the art history, gastronomy and architecture — among others — making unexpected links and giving rise to forms between everyday object and sculpture.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Emma Cogné

For Mix, I made a sculpture installed in the library that I called "More I See" with a technique of bead weaving using plastic pipes usually hidden inside the walls to build a dense net stretched vertically like animal skin. I also realized a series of screens on wheels using the same technique allowing variations of patterns and rhythms, for the co-work space on the first floor.

Bio : Emma Cogné (1993) is a French designer and artist who graduated from the textile design department of La Cambre in Brussels. Her body of work finds its process in the revaluation and transformation of craft techniques and used materials to highlight their intrinsic value. The textile medium is for her a means to widen the sensorial qualities that are specific to spatiality while engaging the personal experience of users. By showing our houses' bare structures and layers, she reveals the unique aspects of matter and color, claiming a bond with her everyday built environment. Her work gives rise to textile pieces of furniture and site-specific installations that create transitions between the inside and the outside and echo what builds our intimacy needs.

12.09 30.07

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

RENEWAL

Emmanuel Hugnot

Set in a variety of materials, the ""Zig_zag"" series represents a step forward in algorithmic research into patterns and textures for the 3D printing of sustainable materials such as biosourced clays and plastics.
Presented both as printed stoneware vases and as table lamps, the zig_zag pattern produces a variety of effects.
These alternating undulations create an earthy structure during printing, while playing with light and transparency when printed in biosourced plastic.

""Zig_light"" 3D printing, PLA Coffee and Wheat (Francofil)
""Zig_vases"" 3D printing, local stoneware (Région Centre, France).

Bio: Emmanuel Hugnot is an industrial designer specializing in digital craftsmanship, combining traditional know-how with digital manufacturing and computation technologies.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

EXHIBITIONS

Eva Jospin, Panorama by Fondation Thalie

For the first time in Brussels, Eva Jospin invites us with the “Panorama” exhibition to take a poetic stroll through her sculptural work between fragments of landscapes and fantastical architectural elements. The rock garden theater of "Nymphée", over three meters long, stands majestically at the heart of the exhibition, alongside new silk thread embroideries from India. The gaze wanders across the landscape strata at reduced scale, to which the sculpted cardboard — her favourite material — features a rocky appearance. While this era struggles with unprecedented crisis in the living world, these composite décors where plants, minerals and built structures coming together, invite viewers to meditate and to take the time for mindful contemplation. Curator: Nathalie Guiot, Founder.

15.04 23.09

Rue Buchholtz 15, 1050 Brussels

EXHIBITIONS

Exposition collective Botch N°1 by Ateliers J&J

- Opening on 18/09 from 6PM to 8PM -

Botch is a new series of group exhibitions, each taking place in a different, unusual location!

Participants:
Tommy Lhomme
Daphné Keraudren
Maxime Mouroux
Eleonore Joulin
JLVB - Studio
Bel Albatros
Studio Élémentaires
Studio Minimètre
Combo Toys
Grond Studio
Théo Ouaki
Guy Meldem
Atelier Indigo
François de Jonge X Sarah Margnetti
Sukrii Kural
Atelier Falaise
Sabibiche
L’ouvroir X Ateliers J&J
Aaron Debus
Alice Leens
Amorce Studio
Avenue du Roi X Studio Biskt X Safia Hijos
Ateliers J&J

Route :
1-Maison communale de St Gilles
2-Café la Pompe
3-Liesse

18.09 20.09

Maison Communale de Saint Gilles, Place Maurice van Meenen - 1060 St Gilles

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

firma bxll

Firma is much more than an office or co-working space. it provides a creative, professional environment where independent creators, designers, and innovative entrepreneurs come together, feel inspired, and form communities. 8 years after the establishment of the first Firma on an industrial site in vilvoorde and following a successful pop-up location on anspachlaan, Firma opened a permanent location in brussels city center on june 1st.

Locquenghienstraat 35 1000 Brussels Belgium

EXHIBITIONS

Gather around Brussels by Brukseilas

Objects designed out of love for Brussels. Inspired by the pentagon of the city center of Brussels and the balustrade of the Brussels Canal.

WEDNESDAY 27/09 18h-22h VERNISSAGE
THURSDAY 28/09 12h-17h
FRIDAY 29/09 14h-18h
SATURDAY 30/09 14h-18h

27.09 30.09

Nijverheidskaai 63, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

EXHIBITIONS

GLASS - TRANSPARENCY - LIGHT

From September 27th to 30th, 2023, La Mercerie, an iconic hub of the Brussels art scene, opens its doors to host a captivating exhibition titled "Glass - Transparency - Light". Presented as part of Design September and in celebration of Art Nouveau in Brussels, this unique exhibition delves into the intriguing interplay between glass, transparency, and light, through the works of contemporary designers.

Founded in 1891 by Mr. Absalon and recognized as an architectural gem of Art Nouveau, the historic building of La Mercerie, designed by Victor Horta in 1912, provides an enchanting backdrop for this innovative exhibition. Rooted in Brussels' heritage for over a century, this emblematic venue transforms into a space where past and present converge, creating an ideal setting to celebrate contemporary creativity.

The designers showcased in this exhibition each bring their unique perspective to the theme of "Glass - Transparency - Light". Ori Orisun Merhav (joined by Thibeau Scarcériaux) through installations and collectible design pieces, explores the renaissance of the insect-derived material shelac, experimenting with new techniques. Roxane Lahidji, an expert in social design and ecological materials, skillfully blends copper woven by textile artist Aurélie Lanoiselée with salt crystals, thus creating one-of-a-kind luxurious objects from raw resources. Lila Farget, a sculptor, ingeniously combines glass and cast bronze in luminous bas-reliefs. Finally, Studio Élémentaires, founded by Apolline Couverchel and Gauthier Haziza, creates works that intertwine light and movement, evoking emotional responses in our living spaces.

27.09 30.09

La Mercerie - Rue Van Artevelde 70, 1000 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Glass and colors

Isabelle de Borchgrave paints under the glass table, the inverse process of a paper painting, first the details, then the form, to end with the background. The glass gives brightness to the painting. A painting to live with.

12.09 17.09

73a Chaussée de Vleurgat, 1050 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Grand Hospice - Collective exhibition

- Opening on 26 September from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -

The interior architecture of the Grand Hospice has been radically transformed and only the chapel retains its original appearance, in which 6 designers will take their place to exhibit their creations during Design September.

Andrei Clontea STUDIO / www.instagram.com/andreiclontea
Creator from Luxembourg WITHOUT an exhibition space. Project: Two handmade ceramic functional sculptures The two functional sculptures draw their inspiration from the shapes and textures of celestial bodies, resulting in an aesthetic that is both captivating and serene. One of the most striking features of these objects is their organic shape which is reminiscent of planets and moons orbiting in space. The porous texture of the material adds to the lamps ethereal quality, giving them the sense of outer-worldliness. Another noteworthy aspect of the lamps is the way they emanate light. The light seems to radiate from within the material itself, as if it were a part of the celestial body that inspired it. The effect is akin to the tail of a comet which glows brightly as it travels through space. The two functional sculptures are designed to be complementary, much like the gravitational relationship between celestial objects that orbit one another. This creates a dynamic interplay of light and texture adding to the overall allure of the lamps.

Csenge Györbiro - http://csengegyorbiro.com
PURE BOTANY is a concept of a plant based wallpaper collection. A collection of Wallcovering products with the objectives of recovering the value of currently 'valueless' yet still sustainable natural waste in a functional, process-efficient and scalable way; creating high quality products as sustainable as possible at every stage of production; challenging current mass manufacture. The goal of the collection is to experiment with raw materials and show that sustainable surfaces are accessible and fit for everyday usage, which is a solid step toward a cleaner and greener society. Following the philosophy of circular economy the chosen materials are regionally accessible natural materials like hay, cornflowers, roses. The wall-coverings are connecting current reuse and future awareness.

Giet Sophie - www.instagram.com/___sophiegiet___
I simply wish to propose some pieces of my collection of ceramic objects constituting a set of two lamps and several masks. These masks can be placed horizontally and have the function of candlestick but can also be placed vertically and serve as decorative wall sconces.

Louise Brodsky - instagram.com/louisebrodsky
I'm an artist and an ironworker and I would like to show my sculpture inspired by Art Nouveau. Built and presented at the exhibition of monumental sculptures in Square Armand Steurs in Brussels in 2022, I would like to present "L'Attrape Rêves". I am also preparing a new sculpture which will be called "Réseau" and which will combine modern techniques and Art Nouveau.

mala leche Design - http://malalechedesign.com
This collection of three post-industrial design objects is based on the aesthetics of curved lines found in art nouveau. The reflection of the glass and the glimpse it gives of the object, as well as the use of flexible silicone tubes, bring lightness, finesse and asymmetry to the structure of the objects. The use of mirrors amplifies the notion of a landscape, an in-between moon and earth.

Studio Matta - https://www.studiomatta.be
Narcissus is honoring the no longer obvious mirror above the fireplace found in old houses. The little shelf is a wink to the mantelpiece. Thanks to its organic shape, raw material and function Narcissus balance between feminine and masculine. As parts of the steel are polished to a certain level, Narcissus shows an ephemeral reflection leaving space for imperfection and imagination. The steel vase ads a sensorial experience of colour and smell to this robust mirror.

Collective exhibition with : Andrei Clontea STUDIO, Csenge Györbiro, Giet Sophie, Louise Brodsky, mala leche Design, Studio Matta

25.09 1.10

Rue du Grand Hospice 7, B-1000

MIX

Grond Studio

GROND created two immense clay-based 3D-volumes. We developed a specific texture (a mix of smoked cork, clay, sand, gravel) to decorate the two volumes intuitively. The door knob comes from La Fonderie Woit and gives some robustness to our playful volumes. The soothing projections are made by Krsjt Studio.

Bio : GROND STUDIO works with earth. It is our mission to provide a contemporary narrative to century-old materials and techniques such as rammed earth and unfired clay. In all our projects, from construction to object design, we value ecological thinking and circularity.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

ARTS & CRAFTS

HEY JUDE DESIGN x AXL JEWELRY

AXL JEWELRY will welcome HEY JUDE DESIGN as part of the Parcours DESIGN SEPTEMBER, 2 new pieces created exclusively for the event will be presented during this event. HEY JUDE DESIGN is a textile studio in Brussels working with the artisanal techniques of weaving, knotted stitch, crochet, embroidery... The creation process is slow and requires patience and passion for the gesture. Decorative Textile Art - Modern Tapestry As recurring themes: escape, the poetry of the horizon, the landscape and the nature that takes over. Inspiring places that leave room for spontaneous creation without a predetermined design. So many forms, colors and textures that create a language of their own that can convey a story to the viewer. Collections of textile decorations, 100% Made in Belgium, gathering unique self-published pieces. The AXL JEWELRY boutique is a must in the world of jewellery, combining vintage and contemporary designers. Axelle Delhaye combines established brands with young talent from Belgium and around the world, as well as presenting her own creations.

13.09 30.09

AXL Store Rue Mignot Delstanche 51, 1050 Bruxelles

MIX

Home Sails.eu

Setting of tecnical tracks for windows treatments in the 3 floors of bedrooms. Also for the zones of restaurants, library, wellness and work areas.

Bio : Home Sails is specialized in windows treatment and, above all, in custom solutions for demanding architectural projects.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

iOda

WINNER 2023
iOda serves a spontaneous cuisine with an elegant yet subtle twist, where flavors and textures meet at every bite. Our menu is made of fresh, local, and seasonal produce only, but remains nonetheless affordable and generous. And that’s something we hold dear to our hearts. Think of your week-end family dinner or Sunday Roast. We wanted to keep the soul of this comforting meal and instead, update the flavors and turn this classic dish into a modern, vegetable-inspired version. Driven by the idea to put vegetables at the core of our recipes, iOda’s chef Cesar Hoed however, also believes in the importance of giving our Belgian seafood a seat in the front row. From time to time, iodine will swim along our veggies but will always remain as a garnish. We offer a 4 -course menu at night, and a lunch at noon. Both can be paired with craft beers from Brussels and biodynamic wines.

Rue de la victoire 23, 1060 Saint Gilles

MIX

Jean-François D'Or

My contribution to his project was relatively small. Lionel wanted to integrate my June table collection edited by Cruso. Their meeting with Cruso made it possible to introduce these tables and other furniture from the Cruso range into the MIX.

Bio : Jean-François D’Or humble objects appeal as much on for their evident design as well as their poetry. Edited by international brands, his works has been exhibited wordlwide. Voted Belgian designer of the year in 2013, Jean-François D’Or continues on a steady path of flawless rigor. Since then, he has also opened up other complementary chapters such as installation, concert, performance and writing in transversal and experimental ways.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

Jean-Paul Lespagnard's Immersive Abode: The Hotel Suite With A View

Presenting his latest fashion and object creations, Jean-Paul Lespagnard has found his temporary artistic residence on the 18th floor of The Hotel, Brussels. Here, in this exclusive suite, he’s presenting an immersive installation that benefits from an unrivaled vista of Brussels.

Hailing from a land of rich artistic heritage, Jean-Paul Lespagnard defies national confines with his eclectic creative vision. Emerging onto the global stage with his breakthrough prizes at the 2008 Hyères International Fashion Festival, Lespagnard seamlessly intertwines FASHION collections with a diverse array of media, effortlessly fusing clothing, objects, and INTERIOR DESIGN.

A connoisseur of contemporary performance art, Lespagnard boasts a storied tenure as a collaborator in COSTUMES, having lent his artistic touch to esteemed choreographers including Damien Jalet, Boris Charmatz, and Meg Stuart, among others.

An artistic sojourner of note, Lespagnard's peripatetic projects across the continents have gradually forged him into a modern-day nomad. His journey takes him to prestigious creative havens around the globe, where he not only immerses himself in diverse cultures and local artisanal skills but also seeks out new neighborhoods, markets, craftsmen, and producers. It is within these cross-cultural dialogues, fueled by the interplay of varied mediums, that his creative wellspring finds its depth and richness.

16.09 30.09

Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Bruxelles

MIX

JLBV Studio

The chair presented at FOX is the result of a sculptural project that focuses on the extraterrestrial, the obscure, the unpredictable, dreams and anxiety. Under the name Suspiria, in reference to Dario Argento's horror film, the model questions malleable drawing as an alternative to the straight line. At the heart of the Fox, among the diverse family of natural-colored furniture, Suspiria aims to create tension. She is the chimerical cousin who refuses to put her napkin on at the table.

Bio : Under the name JLBV Studio, Jules Bouchier-Végis has been working as a freelance designer between Brussels and Marseille since 2010. He works with industrial players and artistic structures on innovation programs. His missions revolve around a global approach to object and space design. Since 2023, he has opened up to an auteur practice whose ambition is to extract new realities through the exploration of experimental plastic vocabularies.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Joachim Froment from Futurewave

The In-layer Chairs, made by Joachim Froment from Futrewave, presents a refined and sophisticated seating solution. It showcases a minimalist design that effortlessly combines practicality with a touch of elegance. Crafted with precision, the chair's steel frame provides a solid foundation where its lightweight construction and stackable nature make it a versatile choice for various settings. An interesting feature of the In-layer Chair is its modular cover design, which allows for personalized expression. The seat, cut from a customisable fabric, effortlessly slips over the chair as a sleeve, ensuring easy maintenance and repair. By incorporating natural textiles and employing responsible manufacturing processes, the In-layer Chair embodies our commitment to sustainable design practices. Through the utilization of recycled materials, we strive to reduce our environmental impact while creating beautiful and functional furniture. The In-layer Chair offers a harmonious balance of functionality and style. Its understated design and long-lasting construction make it a timeless addition to any interior space. Discover the elegance and versatility of the In-layer Chair, a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and conscious design.

Bio : Joachim Froment is an awarded Belgian designer born in Brussels in 1993. Graduated from a Master degree at the Royal College of Art, he started to work as a designer and project manager for Skibsted Ideation in Copenhagen where he led projects for renowned furniture and transportation companies in Denmark such as Engelbrecths, Danfoss and Biomega. Since 2020, Joachim Froment founded with two other founders Futurewave, a creative product agency focusing on innovation in variant sector. He is the creative director in charge of the design team and participate in the product development, eco-innovation: exploration and environmental evaluation of alternative solutions (e.g. packaging, materials, technologies) and cross-functional support for Design, R&D, Marketing, Procurement, Communications and Sales.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

ARTS & CRAFTS

JOBAGS.BXL

An upcycling concept created from recycled Brussels cultural and event canvases. In collab' with a social and local reintegration workshop

Open door :
15.09 // 22.09 // 29.09.23
10-12pm // 2-4pm

15.09 29.09

Rue Sainte-Marie 41, 1080 Bruxelles

MIX

Jonas Moënne

Solaire 🪐 ✨🚀 ❤️‍🔥 is a ceramic project and a big glazes research in a temporal dialogue with the 60/70s age of science and space in reference to la royale belge, this crazy brutalist building. Each circles are unique and a result of a mix glazes and wastes glasses. Between microscopic and macroscopic, bacteria’s and planet’s, Solaire explore the trust in the future during this amazing post war period with a local and ecological application of the ceramic medium.

Bio : There are works that tell stories. There are artists who assert themselves as storytellers. Jonas Moënne (born in 1992) is one of them. Perhaps this characteristic finds its source in the context in which it was born: the Alpine massif. A peasant world, still imbued with folklore and ancient beliefs, where immense nature enjoins man to remain modest and where the landscapes constitute a procession of disproportionate sculptures. A deeply earthy universe and it is this earth, as matter, that the visual artist decided to explore by settling in Brussels to frequent La Cambre, after La Villa Arson in Nice. During these studies resolutely inscribing the practice of ceramics in contemporary art, Jonas Moënne took possession of the medium with the desire to take it elsewhere, where it is not expected, in a powerful approach where the alchemy rubs shoulders with daydreaming. An invitation to take a different look at the world, daring and offbeat, and to think differently. Estelle Spoto, Mediatine Prize.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

BEST OF VINTAGE

Kazar

For nearly four years, Ilse Caser has been welcoming you to her vintage interior boutique in the lively Ste-Catherine/Dansaert district. It is the love of aesthetics, the beauty of (simple) objects, materials and woods, colors, and the passion for decoration that drives her. You will discover a fine selection of furniture, lighting, ceramics, decoration, table ware, design, art and curiosities. Here, it's all about atmosphere! Enter just for the pleasure of the eyes and who knows, you might get an extra coffee.

OPENING HOURS:
Sat.: 11:30 am > 6pm + every 1st Sun./month
or by appointment

12.09 30.09

Rue du Marché aux porcs 22,1000 Brussels

SHOPS & BRANDS

KEWLOX

The Kewlox stand is designed for interaction with our furniture and offers visitors the opportunity to personalise their own set through a digital space and the use of test furniture to create their own Kewlox.

12.09 30.09

Avenue Reine Astrid 325, 1950 Kraainem

MIX

KRJST studio

Dreamscapers For the project Mix, we kept in mind the environment the building is surrounded by.  We developed curtains in the rooms and in the restaurant, playing with the nature, the light, the shadow. We printed our drawings on a transparent fabric that makes the landscape appear and disappear, depending on the point of view. This imaginary landscape allows you to escape reality. We also made two tapestries, embroidered by hand, playing a role of windows through the walls. In the lobby, Semiramis stands on the white marble wall. Semiramis is a goddess who became a dove to escape the world. In the work lounge, Awe Landscape is painted with weaving threads depicting an imaginary landscape of a poetic, calm, and yet tormented realm, the chaos where emotions are born. 
 We worked with Antoine De Schuyter to bring our drawings to life. The restaurant hosts video projections on the walls as well as on water. We can call it a multilayered work. The projection on the walls play with the volumes and textures developed by Grond studio. In the two water basins, we painted our drawing by hand before it was filled in with water. Then comes the animated drawings on top of that. The result is a vibrant and colorful composition, a getaway for the brain.

Bio : Known for painting with weaving threads, KRJST Studio is formed of a Belgian artistic duo who together create contemporary tapestries. Their sumptuous and monumental hand-embroidered tapestries are a result of extensive research, reflection of the materials, textures, and transcription into a woven form of work. Emotions, story-telling and technical expertise are all central to their creative process.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

SHOPS & BRANDS

LA FILLE D'AVRIL

Belgian textile designer, I design and tuft rugs / wall tapestries and cushions. All the pieces are unique and I make them from scratch. They are available from the Choses boutique in Ixelles, which has become my showroom and second workshop. I've installed a frame there so I can tuft live.

12.09 30.09

« Choses » Chaussée de Waterloo 499, 1050 Ixelles

MIX

La Gadoue

We have designed and produced unique curtains for the lobby and library of the hotel. They are made of colorfull blocks of upcycled fabrics. These light textile play with the daylight to enhance the proportions of the building.

Bio : La Gadoue is the duo of Audrey Wertyhle et Eloïse Maës. Both craftswomen and designers, they like to challenge materials and technics. They work mostly with ceramics and textiles, following the principles of circularity.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

BEST OF VINTAGE

La Kasbah

The Kasbah is an online vintage furniture store based in Brussels, managed by Betty Kafouni. It primarily sells Scandinavian and Italian furniture, but not only that... Her store has been in existence for two years now.

12.09 30.09

ARTS & CRAFTS

Le cuir sous toutes ses formes by Keriko Studio

Keriko studio is an independent workshop dedicated to leather work. Founded in Brussels by Keren Haddad in 2022, the studio creates and restores furniture, leather goods and accessories. We closely accompany private and professional clients( designers, architects, etc.) wishing to realise unique and varied projects. Each project is carried out in dialogue with the clients and the various participants to achieve tailor-made projects. The Studio takes up the challenge of constantly reviewing the techniques to be used and choosing the most discerning implementations to serve the artistic idea and apply the appropriate know-how with curiosity, precision and innovation. We closely accompany private and professional clients( designers, architects, etc.) wishing to realise unique and varied projects. Keren regularly imparts her skills and passion by conducting workshops for both adults and children.

12.09 30.09

Rue Edith Cavell 178, 1180 Uccle

BEST OF VINTAGE

Leonet Hoang

We are Charles Leonet and Ngoc Hoang. Being both architects, the office gallery’s relationship with architecture and mid-century furniture is our way to share our experience and aesthetic philosophy.

OPENING HOURS:
Mon. to Thurs.: 9am > 6pm
Fri.: 9am > 6:30pm

12.09 30.09

Rue Berthelot 115, 1190 Forest

MIX

Lila Farget

I wanted to develop a luminous bas-relief in molten glass associated with bronze casting, a technique very close to glass casting. I created six sculptural « Ondulation » lamps for the relaxation area near the indoor pool. These wall sculptures were designed from the study of the undulation of a drop of water. The result is rings that are peacefully repeated endlessly...

Bio : Born in 1972, french sculptor, Lila Farget received her master’s degree in sculpture from ENSAV La Cambre in 1996. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Recently, she set up her studio in Zaventem Ateliers.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Lionel Jadot

This project was designed while respecting this functionalist building. We analyzed the languages ​​of architecture to extract a sum of various details that became the basis of our language in interior architecture. The concept was also to integrate sculptural elements that contain functions, bar, kitchen, meeting rooms… To inhabit the place with strong pieces. Then an intense collaboration was launched with all the designers of Zaventem Ateliers and 27 others to together realize a unique project, with 95% of Collectible Design, Belgian and local.

Bio : Born and based in Brussels, Lionel Jadot (°1969) is an interior architect, artist, designer, filmmaker, adventurer. But preferably all at the same time. It makes all the fire. “I don't throw anything, I pick up. I don't have a green thumb, I try cuttings, unnatural marriages. I never forget a line.” Jadot invites you into subtle, quirky worlds bordering on reality. His material is dilated time. The traveler spirit seeks a protective balance in a hostile world.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

RENEWAL

Livable Platform

The kurk kruk is a result of Livable Platform’s ongoing investigation into new Bio-based applications for expanded cork. An exploration started in 2022 when the platform’s founder Sep Verboom and videographer Glenn Verdickt made a short documentary about the cork oak ecosystem for Design Museum Gent.

Expanded cork is made from by-products of cork processing, natural suberine in the granulates activate like a resin when steam and pressure is added to the mould. This super material offers a whole range of possibilities. Besides excellent thermal and acoustic properties, it is also a completely bio-based carbon reservoir that plays an important role in CO2 storage.

Kruk kruk functions as a first sneak peek into Sep Verboom’s latest art integration and interior project for the 'Quasi Museum' at the new prison of Haren, a project curated by Anouk Focquier and Ief Spincemaille."

Bio: The Belgian Designer & Social Entrepreneur Sep Verboom (1990) has a background in product design and international cooperation. A well-respected pioneer of stretching the definition of design, founder of the Livable® Platform and teaching ‘Sustainable Design’ at K.A.S.K. School Of Arts Ghent. Verboom has been working as a field expert on multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral approaches to benefit the next generation of creatives within design culture. Exploring the balance between economic, social, environmental aspects, Verboom is designing the context, not the final outcome. Sceptical of all-around solutions, he is striving for a tailor-made approach for every cultural and societal challenge.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

ARTS & CRAFTS

LIVERPOOL 77 SAS & LICHT OP - Gilbard

Based in Anderlecht since 2019, Gilbard is a collective exploring the re-use of raw material waste to develop local projects around art and design. As part of the Brussels Design September programme, Gilbard invites you to discover its ateliers and the SAS space, which hosts activities, exhibitions, experiments, and a new curatorial proposal entitled Licht op. Public opening every Friday : 13h30-18h.

15.09 29.09

Rue de Liverpool 77, 1070 Anderlecht

RENEWAL

Lucas Zito

Buoy lights
Buoy comes from the word buoyancy, it means the force which, around an object immersed in a liquid or gas, is opposed to that of gravity. This is the principle of flotation. Like buoys at sea, these lights are erected, floating, light and weighted. Extremely light, they reminds us that it is possible to create large objects while using as little material as possible. For example, the largest lamp of all, 220 cm high, weighs only 2828 grams. Of these 2828 grams, only 1483 grams of plastic were used. The interest of 3D printing is to be able to control at any time the stage of production and to use only the strictly necessary.

Bio
Graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and then re-established in France since 2019, Lucas Zito is a designer whose practice focuses on an in-depth study of ecological and recyclable materials combined with new technologies. His work is specialized in the design of lights through 3D printing with plastic produced from corn starch, manufactured in Europe. His approach concerns both aesthetics and functionality, in the most eco-responsible way possible and the perspectives of his practice evolve according to his social environment as well as his convictions.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

MIX

LunaLotta

Together with Clem Vanhee from Atelier185, I’ve made a large version of one of my jewelry designs - collection Martha - to decorate the concrete columns in the hotel lobby and restaurant.
The pieces were cold forged and polished from 3mm brass plate.

Bio : As a designer goldsmith, Lieselot always take up the challenge of designing handmade jewellery in the style of the client. She has also a collaboration with her husband Clem of Atelier185, the knife maker: upcycled pieces of damascus steel into a jewel in silver or gold. She is also authorized as a recognized craft , a certificate for craftsmanship and passion. In 2022 she is laureated as female craftman of the year by FOD Economy Belgium.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Mahaut Van Peel

Mahaut Van Peel uses offcuts from marble manufacturers in Belgium to make her collection. Chunks of marble are bonded with a composite material to create a range of unique doorknobs. Other materials like wood, metal and glass are added to create unique terrazzo finishes. To make the process even more circular, she adds the dust from the grinding stage to some of the production. Each piece of marble is different and so are the objects. All the pieces are designed and produced by hand in her atelier in Brussels.

Bio : Born in 1995; Belgian designer Mahaut Van Peel obtained her master’s degree in Textile Design at ENSAV La Cambre in 2019. In 2021 she opened her own studio in Brussels. Based on the realization of the full process, like a recipe, the production of Mahaut rises from the blend of noble resources in 3 dimensions. She considers her work as an experimental laboratory in the quest for new elements, sources of colors, textures and techniques.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

MAISON JONCKERS

Alexandra & Grégoire Jonckers had the chance to create a huge AQUILON wall sculpture to wrap the MIX hotel reception desk. A skin of Brass totally engraved and shaped by hand, an imprint as if shaped by the blast of the wind. In Greek and later Roman mythology, the deities of the winds are children of Heaven and Earth; son of Eos, goddess of the Dawn and of Asteros "the star", are the spirits of directional winds. They are closely tied to the seasons : Borée, the North Wind, embodies the cold breath of winter; Zephyr, the West Wind, embodies the light breezes of spring; Notos, the South Wind, embodies the rainstorms of late summer; Euros, the East Wind, embodies the storms of autumn. Among the Romans, Borée becomes AQUILON. In the literature, aquilons refer to the turbulent and cold air currents of the North. The word comes from the Latin aquilo, "eagle" because they are as fast as the king of birds. In this unique wall sculpture, Alexandra and Grégoire play with the traces left by the intelligence of the hand to form a skin of metal, like beaten by winds, whether they are gentle or tumultuous. AQUILON is a unique creation made of fully formed and hand-engraved oxidized brass.

Bio : One Name, Three Creators… Leaving a trace of existence, a link to the past, a dialogue with the present and fuel for the future. MAISON JONCKERS is a family story that evolves with the time. A trace etched into material, shaped, attacked by oxides and petrified in resin. New worlds and universes revealed by a family of alchemist creators. Primitive and sophisticated, raw and sublime, imperfect and timeless.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Marbled Salts Studio

We made lamps from Marbled Salts :Marbled salts is made from 90%sea salt, one of the most available and cheap resource on the planet, and was developed in order to remain easily reusable/biodegradable in order to follow interior fashions and trends. Inspired from old marble faking techniques as the Italian ​Stucco marmo o​r​ Scagliolia, the project herein draws a contradictory parallel between the flexible versatility of salt and the material language of heavy and solid rock.

Bio : Roxane Lahidji is a social designer specializing in ecological material developments and applications. Her research focuses on achieving luxurious-looking objects and surfaces from low costs and raw resources and the Marbled Salts pieces produced in her studio are sold, shipped and shown internationally in galleries and museums.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

ARTS & CRAFTS

Margaux Baert • Paper Art

Margaux Baert is a Belgian artist and graphic designer, specialized in paper art. Graduated from ENSAV La Cambre in Graphic and Visual Communication, she works as a freelance art director for various clients in the fashion, design and event industries before setting up her own creative studio in 2020. In her atelier in the heart of Ixelles, she creates dreamy and poetic paper installations for private interiors, events and window displays. On September 23rd and 24th, from 12.30pm to 6.30pm, Margaux Baert will open the doors of her atelier to the public and invites you to come and discover her latest paper creations, while sharing a drink and a bite for a friendly meet and greet moment.

23.09 24.09

Rue Emile Banning 55B, 1050 Ixelles

RENEWAL

Marieke De Backer

SEAt SHELL is a beach lounger, made from mussel and oyster shells from the waste stream from fish restaurants. The aim of this seat is to make the user think about the problem of waste and our consumer society.

Made for one summer season, the SEAt SHELL is an ephemeral design. The salty air, wind and rain act on the furniture. The bench decomposes into sand through erosion. Over time, the bench leaves no trace.

The wavy shapes of the bench blend in with the beach and dunes. The material comes from the sea and returns to the sea at the end of the summer.

The furniture is Marieke De Backer's final project for the furniture design course (VOMO) at the Thomas More Hogeschool in Mechelen. The design process focused on researching a new circular material.

Bio: Marieke De Backer is a 23-year-old graduate interior architect at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. She further immersed herself in furniture design (VOMO) at Thomas More in Mechelen. In September, she will start studying a postgraduate course in Circular Construction at Howest where she can further develop her interests in ecological building projects and circular materials. She hopes to further develop her passions for ecological materials, ephemeral design and travel in the future.

7.09 17.09

RENEWAL

Mathilde Wittock

The Bounce Furniture Project tackles the environmental challenge of tennis ball waste, with only 1% being recycled out of the 400 million balls produced annually.

The project features two remarkable components: the Bounce Chair, a contemporary lounge chair, and the Soundbounce Dividers, offering functional acoustic surfaces.

Bio: Mathilde Wittock is a recent graduate from the biodesign master's program, a two-year master's program where creativity meets science, complementing her bachelor's degree in product and industrial design at Central Saint Martins, London. Her work reflects a multidisciplinary approach, skillfully blending art, design, and biology, with a strong focus on storytelling, sensory experiences, and a deep passion for ecology.

Discover the Bounce Furniture Project: Where Creativity Serves Sustainability, for a winning slam!

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

RENEWAL

Maximum

Industrie Circulaire

We are furniture manufacturers who draw all our raw materials from the production offcuts of French industry. Since our creation in 2015, we have become pioneers of a new way of producing and designing: mass-produced upcycling.

BIO:
Maximum designs and mass-produces furniture using only waste from French industry and construction. Our workshop just outside Paris has already produced over 10,000 pieces of furniture. Our aim is to develop new production standards based on existing and bulky materials: mass-produced industrial waste.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

ARTS & CRAFTS

Micro Factory

The designers and craftspeople of the Micro Factory are opening the doors of their workshop for two weekends. On the agenda: an exhibition, workshops, guided tours and a chance to meet over a drink.

The Micro Factory is a shared workshop based on participation and sharing. It's like a co-working space, but for makers, where everyone contributes their time to keep things running smoothly. The space is organised around different workshops: wood, metal, digital fabrication, screen printing and textiles.

Opening hours
22-24/09 & 29/09-01/10

Fridays: 4-10pm (visit at 6:30pm)
Saturdays: 2-6pm (visit at 4pm)
Sundays: 2-6pm (visit at 4pm)

22.09 1.10

Rue Heyvaert 140, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean

EXHIBITIONS

Nuevo Nouveau by Jaime Hayon

MAD Brussels – the center of fashion and design – focuses on contemporary design and looked for an international designer who embodies the essence of the Art Nouveau movement today. Someone who is not afraid to experiment with different disciplines: from design to furniture making, from painting to the total interior.

Spanish artist & designer Jaime Hayon (Madrid, °1974), sometimes referred to as the contemporary Antoni Gaudi, embodies all of these aspects: from mysterious ceramic creatures and finely crafted objects to colourful interiors and intriguing paintings. Working the boundaries between art, decoration and design, Hayon's creations are not only full of optimism, but also show the hand of a true craftsman. Hayon has been awarded the National Design Award in 2022.

After founding Hayon Studio in 2001, he established a wide client base encompassing different functions and media, including furniture and household objects for B.D. Barcelona (ES), Cassina (IT), Fritz Hansen (DK), &Tradition (DK), Paola C. (IT) and Magis (IT); ceramic objects for Bosa (IT) and Lladro (ES); crystal creations for Baccarat (FR) and rugs for Nanimarquina (ES).

Not only does he work for international furniture companies, Jaime Hayon also worked on total projects such as the Pompidou Café in Paris, The Standard Hotel in Bangkok and the Moka Garden in Seoul. In recent years he focused on a more artistic course, working together with galleries as Kreo in Paris, creating public sculptures and treading new paths like painting and drawing.

After exhibitions at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the Holon Design Museum in Tel Aviv, The Daelim Museum in Seoul, The High Museum in Atlanta, and the Milwaukee design Museum and a major exhibition at the Centre del Carme in Valencia in 2022, his oeuvre will be on show for the first time in Brussels. The exhibition at MAD Brussels focusses on the diversity of his oeuvre, the innovative craftmanship he brings to the industry and the colourful aspects of his artistic approach.

The exhibition is part of the Brussels' Art Nouveau year, the Spanish presidency of the European Union and Design September. The exhibition is produced with support of the Spanish Embassy in Brussels and the AECID (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo).

21.09 26.01

Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains

RENEWAL

ONBETAALBAAR

PRICELESS is both a workshop and a think tank, a place where designers, furniture makers, upholsterers, artists, product designers, restorers, ... find each other in a ""materialism with emotion""

PRICELESS starts from the customer's request, we work exclusively to measure and devise solutions for small objects, we are responsible for the design and implementation of large spatial projects based on reuse, circular materials and sustainable raw materials.

PRICELESS invites people to think about what we throw away, to reflect on the story and identity of a material or an object, to feel how familiar spaces can look different, to be confronted with the real cost of a well-made object and brainstorming about how we can make things, places better, 'cleaner' more 'circular' in a human way.

PRICELESS
unites ecology, economy, innovation, philosophy, design and love for materials and creates bonds between finders, thinkers, makers, materials, designers and buyers.

Bio: PRICELESS invites people to think about what we throw away, to reflect on the story and identity of a material or an object, to feel how familiar spaces can look different, to be confronted with the real cost of a well-made object and brainstorming about how we can make things, places better, 'cleaner' more 'circular' in a human way.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne 8, B-1000

Blog

OPEN CALL - DESIGN SEPTEMBER 2024

OPEN CALL 2024 Design September is enthusiastically preparing for its 18th edition under the theme "Committing to Tomorrow".
The emblematic event in the design calendar will focus on the emerging trends and key issues facing contemporary design, calling for commitment and innovation. Register before 1 June by filling in the form.

1.04 23.06

MIX

OpenStructures

Within the context of the Mix project OpenStructures is presenting a small version of the TubeTable, designed by OS_Studio together with reconverted versions of Lhoas & Lhoas’ Bambi chairs and stools.

Bio : OpenStructures explores the potential of collaborative and modular construction. It consists of a universal and collaborative puzzle to which everybody can add parts, components or more complex structures.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

OpenStructures / Project Room

During Brussels Designseptember, the OpenStructures Project Room presents Grond Studio from Zaventem and Studio Hackin’Toys from Paris.

Grond studio works with raw earth materials and produces a series of modular building blocks out of rammed earth, that are sourced and recycled from construction sites in Brussels.

Hackin’Toys explores alternative ways to design, make and distribute electronic music instruments such as midi controllers. Both projects incorporate the OpenStructures design principles in very different domains and scales and nevertheless can be connected and re-combined with designs by others from the shared OpenStructures database. Their modular character allows for change and adaptation over time.

Both projects are on display at the OS_Project Room, Rue du Prevot/Provooststraat 10, 1050 Brussels from 14/09 until 05/11/2023.

14.09 5.11

Provooststraat 10, 1050 Brussels

MIX

Papier Boulettes

The Papier Boulettes collective creates frescoes in situ using recycled paper, and dedicates the work to its host site. For the Mix Hotel, waste from the building site was used to create the monumental 28-metre bas-reliefs. The paper pulp is made on site from the brown cardboard collected, which is mixed with water and then ground. The motif imagined by Zélie Boulestreau is a plant invasion, with clovers, amaranths, dandelions and other bindweed popping up between the abstract mineral formations of graffiti artist Aele. It was sculpted by hand, right on the wall, over a period of 1 month by the 10 members of the collective. Questioning the perpetual mutation and contamination of our environments, the sculpture is an ode to organic logic, not governed by human activity but intimately linked to it. The intervention in the architecture opens up the possibilities, becoming a trompe l'œil between rock art and geological discovery, contrasting in its plasticity with the surrounding concrete.

Bio : Born of a shared passion for cellulose, the Papier Boulettes collective was formed by Maud Bocquet and Zélie Boulestreau in Brussels in 2021.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Pascale Risbourg

Mix Lovers : sculpture faces for back mirrors (bedrooms) Roberto & Paolo: white stone resin lamps (bedrooms) Mikado: hanging wooden modules free shapes and graphics (Coworking space) Pompey candlesticks: Glazed terracotta modules.

Bio : Pascale Risbourg offers exceptional pieces always created according to their own creative and intuitive process. Whether she is playing with earth or wood, or manipulating colours and shapes, each creation is linked to a personal experience, an inspiration, an encounter. Pascale Risbourg belongs to this generation of curious and spontaneous creators, who are constantly developing a plural and open-ended artistic language. (Léa Pannier text)

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

PHOTO COUTURE

GROUP EXHIBITION BY CONTEMPORARY HUNGARIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ever since the birth of Sie Kommen (Dressed & Naked), Helmut Newton’s famous diptych in 1981, fashion photography and fine art photography have gone hand in hand with the boundaries between them often blurred. Today’s top fashion periodicals look like photography magazines, where the importance of the artistic concept often overrides the original aim of merely boosting our desire to purchase the objects depicted in the photos.

It is a worldwide phenomenon that a growing number of photographers work across the adjacent fields of fine art photography and applied photography, and the Hungarian photography scene is no exception. Over the last decade a new generation of artistic talent has emerged in Hungary, successfully developing their own independent artistic photo careers while also working on commissioned projects for international magazines, online platforms and fashion houses.

Hungarian photography has strong roots and international acknowledgement owing to such 20th century masters as André Kertész, Robert Capa, László Moholy-Nagy and others. This tradition, along with the high-quality performance by the current generation of photographers, makes photography one of the most successful platforms for Hungary to prosper in the global artworld.

PHOTO COUTURE is a traveling exhibition examining the interconnection between applied and art photography, which is very much apparent in the field of fashion photography. It is symbolically significant that the program debuted during New York Fashion Week 2023 in the fashion capital of the world. Directly from New York the show has arrived at the Belgian capital on the invitation of Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center and the Brussels Design September festival.

This exhibition presents a selection of works by ten Hungarian artists. Most of them are well-known fashion photographers, others are similarly recognized visual artists, who are active in other fields of photography but have an artistic approach strongly tied to the world of fashion. Thus the works on display often show fashion from an unusual angle, some of them reflecting upon the less sunny sides of the fashion industry with passion or even humor.

PHOTO COUTURE in Brussels was realized by the art agency EDGE Communications in cooperation with Liszt Institute. The organizers wish to thank their professional partners, Brussels Design September, Central and Eastern Europe’s only international photography fair Art Photo Budapest and the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency for their contributions.

Exhibited Artists:
DÁVID AJKAI, ALIANNA ALBERT, BÁLINT BARNA, VIVIENNE BOLLA, PANNA DONKA, ANDREA GÁLDI VINKÓ, ISTVÁN LÁBADY, WANDA MARTIN, ZOLTÁN TOMBOR and MARIETTA VARGA

Organizers: EDGE Communications, Liszt Institute Brussels
Partners: Brussels Design September, Art Photo Budapest, Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency
Curator, Program Manager: Krisztina Löbl
Graphic Design: Hajnalka Illés

Opening: 12.09 at 7pm

12.09 31.10

Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels

MIX

Pierre Coddens

Self-taught, Pierre Coddens designs and creates objects instinctively. He is interested in the soul that emanates from an artefact shaped by the human hand. His creations have their roots in the Anti-Form, Post-Minimalism and Radical Design movements. His work is on the one hand a research on the meaning of the object and the confrontation of different forms, materials and textures in a search for harmony, balance and universality.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

MIX

Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte

Bio : Born in 1991, Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte is a Belgian designer. From conception to production, Pierre-Emmanuel imbues his designs with a sense of the surreal and a respect for craftsmanship. Each piece has a unique voice, and emotional power. Together, they speak to our more playful and curious nature, inviting us to live experiences unlimited by everyday expectations. His work is enigmatic, challenging what we consider to be evident in order to change habits and perceptions. His designs are indeed symbolic of an urge to break free from the mundane, to chase originality, while staying within the framework of the most noble materials.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Pinpin

Both artisan bakery and naturally fermented drinks cellar, at Pinpin we elaborate our products with only seasonal and local ingredients. Made from scratch, we bake everything before your very eyes.

rue blaes 152 1000 bruxelles

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Potiche - club de céramique bruxellois

Potiche is a workshop and store entirely dedicated to ceramics. The program includes courses (potter's wheel and handbuilding) for novices and initiates, a space for free practice, a place to privatize and also a temporary exhibition space for the Belgian art scene.

75, Rue Joseph Stallaert 1180 Uccle Belgique

ARTS & CRAFTS

Potiche - club de céramique bruxellois

This young Brussels ceramics club set up shop last January in a former drugstore that had been dormant for 40 years. In itself a mosaic of stories.A boutique-workshop, Potiche is entirely dedicated to ceramics. With a full program of classes (potter's wheel and handbuilding) for beginners and initiates alike, a space to explore and practice, privatization options, and soon, a place for the Belgian art scene.Initiated by craftswoman Joana Carrée, who spent 17 years as an architect architect, Potiche is the materialization, shaped by passion, of a new path, to change the turn of destiny.We are greeted by a "salve" - hello - carved into the granito floor. It alwayswhen you can get your hands dirty.

21.09 29.09

Rue Joseph Stallaert, 75 - 1180 Uccle

ARTS & CRAFTS

Rayon belge by HIER

- Open door -
HIER, a design studio in Brussels, invites you to come discover their new brand of display systems “Rayon Belge”, in their new showroom space in Saint-Gilles, around a drink and bite. Modular, sustainable, and flexible, this multifunctional shelving system comes as response to display and stock difficulties encountered in the retail and cultural space. Friday 22 September from 6pm to 10pm.

22.09 22.09

Rue Egide Walschaerts 36, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels

RENEWAL

REGGLO

Based mainly on chipboard panels salvaged locally from building renovation projects, REGGLO offers eco-friendly new furniture for interior projects.
We also develop bespoke solutions, on the basis of small or medium-sized batches, to complete sustainable designs of architects.
By favouring the short circuit and the salvaging of materials, we are doing our bit towards ecological transition without compromising on quality or design.

Bio: Matthieu Michotte & Timothy Doig are both industrial designers, working some fifteen years in the retail sector before launching their circular project REGGLO in 2021.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

ARTS & CRAFTS

Regglo

Furniture Design & Circular Manufacturing from reclaimed wood panels

tuesday 19 september 10am-6pm
Open workshop day
"REGGLO circular furniture, a responsible tool for interior designers".

Friday 22 September 6-10pm
After work/nocturne
"Meet REGGLO

19.09 22.09

Circularium 140 rue Heyvaert , 1080 Brussels

ARTS & CRAFTS

RES - Collectif QUIPROQUO

RES is a comfortable seat that doesn't need any screws, nails or glue! A puzzle on the scale of a piece of furniture, 100% noble material, 100% local, in a limited and numbered edition. RES is an invitation to rethink our positions on politics and ecology, art and aesthetics, to rehabilitate the notion of 'beautiful' and 'fair' for today's more sustainable ends. To coincide with Brussels Design September, QUIPROQUO is proposing an ephemeral, mobile installation of 10 public chairs to be set up in various places around the capital.

Mobile installation in the public space.

12.09 30.09

EXHIBITIONS

Résonances. Rencontre entre l’Art nouveau et le design plastique

Resonances. Encounter between Art Nouveau and plastic design After its short flourishing life, Art Nouveau continued to be a strong aesthetic reference in the history of design all through the 20th century. The exhibition Resonances proposes to highlight the rarely acknowledged dialogues that reveal the constitution of Art Nouveau as a style and at the same time justify the formal potential that design in plastic has allowed from the post-war period onward. Through an itinerary specially conceived for the occasion, Resonances aims to establish an encounter between pieces from the Plastic Design Collection of the Design Museum Brussels and Art Nouveau pieces from a private collection based in Brussels. Swirling whiplash curves, flowing structural lines, exotic floral patterns and fantastic dream-like environments will show how Art Nouveau’s eternal quest for natural plasticity reverberate in the alchemic nature of plastic. As part of Art Nouveau 2023.

15.09 14.01

Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Bruxelles

BEST OF VINTAGE

Retrofaktory

Tomorrow is vintage ! For a better ecological impact, pleasure of memories, fantastic creativity, let's go for vintage furniture, lightning, ceramics... We provide a lot of lamps, wood furniture, vintage and local ceramics.

12.09 30.09

Chaussée d'Alsemberg 618, 1180 Uccle

MIX

RIMRAM

Both projects were pieces from the type AA collection, which consists of chairs and tables made with round tube steel.I did the terrace for one of the restaurants as well as pieces for the studios in the hotel. these have all been designed and fabricated in our studio.

Bio : RIMRAM is a lifestyle brand who's goal it is to make objects that speak to a new generation of art/design enthousiasts and collectors.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

SHOPS & BRANDS

Rotor DC

Rotor DC is a cooperative company, based in Brussels, specialised in the sale and restoration of reusable construction materials. We offer help in identifying and dismantling materials, we restore and repair them to be ready for reinstallation (we remove mortar from tiles, chalk from sanitary, we rewire lamps to meet CE standards, etc) and we accompany their reintegration into new projects. From exceptional items to standard finishing materials, you can consult our full range online on our website or in our showroom opened from Monday through Saturday.

12.09 30.09

Avenue de Bâle 3,  1140 Evere

EXHIBITIONS

ROTOR DC / Vibrant Walls : Opening exhibition & Talk

EXHIBITION :
For this year’s Brussels Design September, Rotor DC invites you to explore the studio spaces of designers and makers based in Evere! One year after the site was officially inaugurated, its occupants are excited to share their practices with you.
The pluridisciplinary exhibition ‘Vibrant Walls’ regrouping the work of various makers will be on show, the 22nd & 23rd of September, during Rotor DC’s opening hours, on the 1st floor of the building. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday the 21st of September with a discussion (in French) about ‘The use of stained glass in Belgian architectural design'. We have the pleasure to welcome Sylvain Busine and Nathalie De Leeuw to discuss and illustrate two anachronistics practices with glass.
Makers participating : Studio Platt, Arthur Halbique, Charel Pyckel, Els Petrus, Floriana de Silva, Jessica Blondiau, Rosa de Coster, Urban Tree, Via&arte.

TALK
Glass is one of the many materials encountered by Rotor DC while salvaging and reconditioning. Molded, caught in concrete, stained, colored, abstract or figurative, its application techniques have changed over time. But what happens when this material is ‘reinvented’ through reuse?
We will discover the work of Zéphir Busine, through the eyes of Sylvain Busine, designer and Belgian post-war design enthusiast.
We will cross-reference the work of the 20th-century Walloon craftsman-decorator with the practice of Nathalie De Leeuw, a contemporary architect engaged in the integration of reused materials.
Nathalie De Leeuw is a Brussels based architect. She graduated in 2000 at the Architecture department of Sint-Lucas Brussels. Nathalie takes materials and their specificities as a starting point for spatial explorations. The Drugstore “Emilie” in Schaerbeek marks one of her early experiences in this field. She received the Brussels design September award in the commercial category in 2019.

Sylvain Busine is a designer and teacher in the Royal Fine Art Academy of Brussels. Next to these activities, Sylvain is particularly interested in the Belgian Post-war design and the historical Expo 58. He was the curator of the exhibition Zéphir Busine, Designer, installed in the Brussels Design Museum during the first semester of 2023.

The exhibition ‘Vibrant Walls’ will remain open after the conference, and a drink will be shared on the occasion. Soft drinks and beers at cost price (don't forget your cash).

RSVP : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inscription-rotordc-talk-la-mise-en-uvre-du-verre-colore-dans-larchitecture-belge-718354556817

21.09 23.09

Avenue de Bâle 3, 1140 Evere

LECTURES

ROTOR DC / Vibrant Walls : Talk & Opening Exhibition

TALK
Glass is one of the many materials encountered by Rotor DC while salvaging and reconditioning. Molded, caught in concrete, stained, colored, abstract or figurative, its application techniques have changed over time. But what happens when this material is ‘reinvented’ through reuse?
We will discover the work of Zéphir Busine, through the eyes of Sylvain Busine, designer and Belgian post-war design enthusiast.
We will cross-reference the work of the 20th-century Walloon craftsman-decorator with the practice of Nathalie De Leeuw, a contemporary architect engaged in the integration of reused materials.
Nathalie De Leeuw is a Brussels based architect. She graduated in 2000 at the Architecture department of Sint-Lucas Brussels. Nathalie takes materials and their specificities as a starting point for spatial explorations. The Drugstore “Emilie” in Schaerbeek marks one of her early experiences in this field. She received the Brussels design September award in the commercial category in 2019.

Sylvain Busine is a designer and teacher in the Royal Fine Art Academy of Brussels. Next to these activities, Sylvain is particularly interested in the Belgian Post-war design and the historical Expo 58. He was the curator of the exhibition Zéphir Busine, Designer, installed in the Brussels Design Museum during the first semester of 2023.

EXHIBITION :
For this year’s Brussels Design September, Rotor DC invites you to explore the studio spaces of designers and makers based in Evere! One year after the site was officially inaugurated, its occupants are excited to share their practices with you.
The pluridisciplinary exhibition ‘Vibrant Walls’ regrouping the work of various makers will be on show, the 22nd & 23rd of September, during Rotor DC’s opening hours, on the 1st floor of the building. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday the 21st of September with a discussion (in French) about ‘The use of stained glass in Belgian architectural design'. We have the pleasure to welcome Sylvain Busine and Nathalie De Leeuw to discuss and illustrate two anachronistics practices with glass.
Makers participating : Studio Platt, Arthur Halbique, Charel Pyckel, Els Petrus, Floriana de Silva, Jessica Blondiau, Rosa de Coster, Urban Tree, Via&arte.

The exhibition ‘Vibrant Walls’ will remain open after the conference, and a drink will be shared on the occasion. Soft drinks and beers at cost price (don't forget your cash).

21.09 21.09

Avenue de Bâle 3, 1140 Evere

RENEWAL

ROVER

ROVER is a project in which residual streams from local industries are inventoried and reused in furniture production.

Not only does this create awareness of our waste and carbon footprint, ROVER aims to take circular design beyond anecdotal one-offs. By seeking systematics in production, it becomes possible to reproduce the furniture. The project starts from what there is, which reverses the design process. The design flows from the characteristics of the residual materials.

The inventory is an important part of the project. It shows which (residual) materials are produced. The furniture gives an indication of what the possibilities are with it.

The first collection consists of five different chairs, two lamps and a magazine holder. The furniture is made from various materials sourced from industries in Aalst (and neighbouring). Each piece shows the uniqueness of the company and of the materials used. Apart from the furniture fittings, these pieces are 100% constructed from materials, labelled by the industry as residual.

Bio: I am Tom De Koninck, a recently graduated furniture designer at Thomas More Hogeschool. Before that, I was trained as a ' Architect & Civil Engineer' at Gent University. During my education, my awareness and ecological commitment grew. This played a big role in my recent work. I like to work 'hands on' and am always looking for the relevance of what I do.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Seed

WINNER 2023
At Seed we take recycled, local and biodegradable material and handcraft it into great looking eyewear. Our shop-atelier was made to have the lower ecological footprint possible.

Rue du bailli 23, 1000 bruxelles

MIX

Serban Ionescu

Smokey is a pavilion. This pavilion is a kitchen, a bbq pit. My work stems from the act of drawing and model making. Smokey was conceived out of that act intersecting it with abstract symbols some personal and some of Brussels.

Bio : Serban Ionescu (b.1984, Romania, America) Serban Ionescu’s work spans across sculpture, painting, design and architecture. Serban has presented solo shows in New York at R & Company, Larrie Gallery, and in Belgium, at Everyday Gallery. His work has been published in The New York Times, Wallpaper*, Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, DAMN Magazine, Glamour and New York Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and he has been an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School Of Architecture from 2010-2016. Large scale pavilions like “Chapel For An Apple” and “Tower For An Hour” are his comeback to a post-architecture.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Seven

WINNER 2023

Located in the new Cavell Court development, seven is a café and restaurant open every day. Seven is a welcoming, comfortable space with a clean and minimalist design. The establishment offers specialty coffee (MOK) and other fresh beverages, as well as a range of homemade dishes all day long: for breakfast, lunch and brunch.

Rue Edith Cavell 10
, 1180 Uccle

EXHIBITIONS

Studio 34

Studio34 is a workplace and gallery proposing contemporary jewelry of several artists. We are using basically reclaimed material. Nearly all the work is one of a kind. Studio34 is situated in the heart of the Marolles at 34, Rue St ghislain, 1000 Brussels.

14.09 30.09

Studio 34, Rue St Ghislain 34, 1000 Bruxelles

RENEWAL

Studio BISKT

Ceramic extrusion

Bio : Charlotte Gigan (ceramist) and Martin Duchêne (designer) form the creative studio : Studio Biskt. At the crossroads of art and design, their collaboration is characterized by their duality and the contrast that gather them together. A dual universe where ideas arise from hybridizations between industrial processes and manual skills. Charlotte and Martin pay particular attention to the way the object is created. The many experiments involved in the appearance of new forms and functions that draw their inspiration in the architectural and industrial field.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

MIX

studio Elémentaires

« SCORE » The 'Burn' studio features three monumental kinetic rotor blades whose rotation is synchronised with a coloured light variation. The futuristic design of this artwork, named 'Score', incorporates elements of ventilation and cooling systems (rotor blades, radiators, perforated grilles, etc.). The light traces three lines that are incorporated into a subtle superposition of lattice structures that act as both diffusion and reflection filters at the same time. The deliberate, slowed-down movement of the artworks creates a temporality that contrasts with the heating-up. The colour saturation of the light delicately conveys an experience of intensity. « REPEAT » Rhythms, sequences, trajectories, loops - the choreographic effect of repetition was the guideline for the lighting design of the 'Movement' studio. In a graphic, minimalist approach, the artwork 'Repeat' deploys seven suspended lines of light across the space. The electric tone of the hanging straps evokes fitness accessories and is deliberately in contrast to the transparent and translucent materials assembly of the artwork. The succession of time coloured sequences amplifies and multiplies the kinetic and immersive dimension of the light throughout the space. « SURPRISE » The night lights in the hotel rooms are designed as magical artifact. Inspired by illusion techniques from the theater, the lamp shows a completely different appearance once it is switched on. Thanks to an apparition effect, the mirror tube reveals graphic patterns that colour the light. 'Surprise' creates a theatrical moment that precedes nocturnal musings.

Bio : Founded in 2013 by Apolline Couverchel and Gauthier Haziza, Studio Elémentaires designs and produces artworks, on the scale of space or object combining light and movement. Particularly fascinated by urban culture, they draw an inexhaustible source of inspiration from the visual composition of cities. Always in slow motion, the time sequence of their moving sculptures invites a contemplative break with the environment. In this interlude, their creations seek to trigger emotional responses, sources of pleasure and wonder. Commissioned and showcased in different environments: Art, Architecture and Design, Studio Élémentaires’s artworks question the theatricality of our living spaces.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

RENEWAL

Studio Minimetre

REBUT PRINT
"Rebut Print" is an exploration that conceptualizes 3D printed objects by integrating waste materials into the printing process. During the Renewal exhibition, we present our research into co-produced matter, where 3D printing technology and natural materials converge. Our work is based on the exploration of a pellet machine and a PLA-based binder, resulting in the creation of biomaterial parts. Each piece on display is the fruit of in-depth research into the interactions between our machines, the dust-reduced waste we use and ourselves. With this exhibition we aim to highlight our early developments and experiments, reflecting our commitment to constant innovation.

BIO
With Studio Minimètre, Bérénice de Salvatore and Bastien Chevrier unveil a multidisciplinary vision of 3D printing. Enriched by their training in industrial design and product design at La Cambre (BE) and ECAL (CH), they are at the heart of new technologies and innovative materials. The studio tackles a wide range of themes, from the production of eco-responsible materials to the reuse and recycling of waste. This approach, centred on the 3D printer, oscillates between research, collaboration and the transmission of knowledge. The studio's explorations are guided by a major challenge: to make this practice democratic while preserving the integrity of our environment.

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

ARTS & CRAFTS

Studio Platt - Reimagine, Reinvent, Recycle

studio PLATT is a small design & maker studio founded by Joe Platt located in Brussels that works with sustainable and recycled materials to create new furniture & design objects. The concept is to craft new objects using recycled or responsible materials and construction methods developing objects which are a crossover between functional art and design.

Opening with Rotor DC : 22.09.2023 from 09:00 to 18:00 & 23.09.2023 from 10:00 to 18:00

22.09 23.09

Studio Platt Avenue de Bâle 3, 1140, Evere

RENEWAL

Studio Vera Nooijen

The essence of Re-value is the revaluation of residual materials in the production of natural stone. Each piece of stone has its own unique shapes, colours and patterns. This is because natural stone originates from the earth’s crust that varies around the world. The contrast in value between pieces of natural stone can be large, which is reflected in the esthetical, cultural and financial value. A big slab of stone has a great financial value, whereas the residual material is seen as worthless, even though it has gone through the same production process. Re-value aims to give back the lost value to the leftover stone. Some cultural and esthetical value can be reclaimed by creating a contemporary and functional design.

Bio: "Vera Nooijen (1998) is a designer who’s always exploring (new) materials and techniques. You can describe her work as experimental, minimalistic and simple but effective.

During her graduation project named ‘Re-value’ she focused on the waste material from the marble industry. She experimented with the waste material and came up with three functional products; Table Layers, Table Mountain and the Wall Shelves. With her Re-value project she graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy in 2022."

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

ARTS & CRAFTS

studiokhachatryan - open studio

- Open door 23.09 from 13:00 to 19:00 -

studiokhachatryan is a Brussels-based design studio founded by Noro Khachatryan. Its practice ranges from sculptural objects to architectural design, interior architecture, elements for public and residential spaces, blending traditional craftsmanship with analytical gestures and natural materials.

23.09 23.09

Isidoor Teirlinckstraat 65, 1080 Brussel

LECTURES

Subjects/objects on the move - What define mobility today by Studio Hier (FR/EN)

What innovative and sustainable solutions are being put in place to meet the huge challenge of urban mobility, taking into account the issues of traffic, pollution and energy consumption? The challenges of soft mobility are at the heart of Design September 2023.

This conference, hosted by Studio Hier, will bring together design, mobility and sustainability.

SPEARKERS:
Jean Baptiste Goetgheluck, co-founder of Bilmo,(fr)

Frédéric Mertens, founder of Sugg, (fr)

Cathy Macharis, founder of Mobilise, (eng)

Clément Porée, product designer at DS automobiles, (fr)

Ala Tannir, fellow at Carnegie Museum of Art (eng)

Oliver Wathelet, anthropologist, Making Tomorrow, User Matters (fr)

20.09 20.09

Place sainte Croix 1050 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Sympoietics. Arts of practice in the ecological city - Architecture Curating Practice

Ecological culture is becoming increasingly prominent in the design of the city today. It is the pivot that enables us to articulate new ways of looking, proceeding and operating, generating a new set of arts of practice in and for the ecological city.

The transformations that our societies and environments are currently going through are jeopardizing our way of being in the world. As such they challenge our capacity to set out projects or, more concretely, to produce prospective visions and to anchor tangible ambitions in them.

This context encourages us to imagine new ways of acting that enable us to integrate uncertainty. We must go beyond torment – not undergo – and invent actions capable of fitting into the climate regime that is taking shape.

Moving from a system of autonomous objects to one of related objects opens up new perspectives on interactions, forms and processes. Organized around these three chapters, the exhibition shows how ecological culture can colour, inform and renew project culture.

This exhibition was originally produced and first presented at Archizoom in Lausanne from 28 February to 15 May 2023. It is shown in a reduced version in Brussels this autumn.

Curatorship
UR bureau d’architecture et d’urbanisme, Archizoom
Architecture Curating Practice for the adaptation in Brussels

8.09 3.12

Rue des Tanneurs 137, 1000 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

The best-off Interieurvormgeving 2023 / LUCA school of arts

best-off interieurvormgeving

A dynamic exhibition concept from the Interior Design course at LUCA school of arts. Designed and produced by alumnus Julie De Vos; https://studiofuho.be/ financed with LUCA breakout. The exhibition travels and is adaptable depending on the available space and context; dynamic like our training. The exhibition of student work travels from Graduation Show in Ghent, to Design September in Brussels, For the now! in Brussels, BAD art & design fair in Ghent & furniture fair in Brussels.

Photo credit : studio fuho

IG: instagram.com/luca_interieurvormgeving
FB: facebook.com/LUCAinterieurvormgeving

12.09 18.09

Paleizenstraat 70, 1030 Brussel

EXHIBITIONS

the Plastic Design Collection - Design Museum Brussels

The museum’s collection, developed out of a private collection acquired by the Atomium, pays tribute to the diverse and heterogeneous plastic design that has transformed our domestic environment since the 1950s. From material to objects and from objects to society, the Plastic Design Collection, the permanent exhibition from this collection, intertwines a cultural, social and political history of plastic design through majors pieces as well as everyday objects.

12.09 30.09

Design Museum Brussels - Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Laeken

RENEWAL

TheAlfredCollection by Mees-Biasino

its durability. The fine, superior wool gives the rugs a rich beauty in its materiality. The strength of the carpets is a beautiful interplay between yarn and design. The rugs are woven by hand, making each piece unique. In this series, TheAlfredCollection uses both natural wool and a balanced colour palette. The craft and tradition of handweaving enhance the special character of the rugs. Each rug is woven and finished with great care. This technique makes it possible to design for a specific room, to meet a customer's special wish or in function of a project. These carpets are not a 'quick design' but a reverence for the archetypal carpet, pure in form and function. The new collection is woven in Nepal and carries the STEP label. STEP is a Swiss fair trade non-profit organisation dedicated to the wellbeing of weavers and workers in the handmade carpet industry.

BIO
TheAlfredCollection is the label of Gent-based textile designers Marie Mees and Cathérine Biasino. In 2009, Marie and Cathérine launched a collection of high-end interior textiles in natural materials such as linen and wool with the motif of a meeting between form and matter. Regardless of trends and seasons, TheAlfredCollection's designs are timeless and durable, developed with care for detail. The common thread in TheAlfredCollection's story is the love for beautiful, pure materials and respect for production time and process. Materials are chosen with passion, knowledge and care, with sober and simple designs serving as a canvas for their beauty

7.09 17.09

Rue de Ligne, 8 - 1000 Brussels

MIX

Thomas Serruys

We provided a DATA stool for each room and did the terrace for the Romeo bar with colorful SPCA chairs and SPT tables.

Bio : Thomas Serruys (°1986) is a Bruges-based, self taught designer with a back ground in selling 20th century design and art. His creations naturally start from a feeling or need by missing something around at home. Designs are measured by the standard of wanting to live with it himself. Material and form choices are intuitively made in the sight of how the object can age well and withstand the test of time.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

EXHIBITIONS

TomorrowNowMovement

Upcycling design around single use plastics and historical maters. Lowtech, pedagogy, share, reate, invent. Tomorrow is a utopia we are working on an ecology that inspires a future together, more beautiful, stronger and truer.

14.09 17.09

6A rue Volta 1050 Bruxelles

COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Verdō - Plant-Based house

verdō is the first entirely plant-based brasserie in Brussels. It is in a warm and relaxed atmosphere that we offer you gourmand dishes, inspired by Belgian gastronomy and concocted without any animal products.

Chau. de Vleurgat 146, 1000 Bruxelles

EXHIBITIONS

Vitrine 37a - Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer

The collection of paper and felt woks displayed in the “Vitrine 37A” have been imagined and produced by the students of Applied Arts at the Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer for the Varia Theather’s Métamorphose festival. They are vary on the notions of pleats, rhythm, shadows and lights, repetitions and motion. The pieces exhibited in the “Vitrine 37A” of Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer will be renewed several times during September. The exhibition will last until October 31.

12.09 31.10

Avenue de Stalingrad 37a, 1000 Bruxelles

MIX

Vladimir Slavov / DIM atelier

Lampshades for the lobby and the surrounding area.

Bio : DIM atelier was founded in Antwerp in 2013 by the artist and set designer Vladimir Slavov. Since then it serves as a laboratory, researching the interaction between shape and light, and the impact they have on the surrounding environment. The focus on the creative process, craftsmanship, and innovative materials are leading to exceptional lighting pieces with extreme attention to detail and finish.

12.09 30.09

Bd du Souverain 25/1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

SHOPS & BRANDS

WABI

At WABI, we offer well-produced, durable and long-lasting furniture and everyday objects. Creations from small and medium sized factories, crafters and artists. We honor the qualitative know-how that we are lucky enough to be surrounded by in Europe and sometimes further away when the technique and quality dictate it. We offer in exclusivity the creations of Editions La Lune designed and made in Burgundy in small workshops. Through them, the proposal is to return to essential values: those of respect for the artisans, his work and his time. Those also of valuing imperfections, non-conformity and integrity. It seems essential to us to offer the work of artisans, demanding and meticulous, who resist the mad rush of passing tendency. The proposed pieces, functional and beautiful, created with noble materials, are marked by a know-how and another relationship with time. We would love to devote the month of September to sharing our common love for handmade crafts and beautiful materials.

12.09 30.09

Rue Stanley 87, 1180 Bruxelles

SHOPS & BRANDS

zangra

zangra, a Belgian manufacturer of lighting and interior de- cor items, is launching its very first physical store in the heart of Brussels. With a long history of online sales success, zangra is now excited to offer customers an immersive shopping experi- ence that brings its unique design aesthetic to life. Located behind the Royal Flemish Theater (KVS) and facing the iconic Gothic cement truck installation by artist Wim Del- voye, the zangra boutique is fully outfitted with the sleek and minimalist style that characterizes the brand. In addition to a comprehensive product range, the shop also boasts an office space where customers can learn more about the brand’s his- tory and design philosophy. The shop offers a wide selection of products ranging from Art Deco lighting to retro home accessories. zangra pays special attention to the presentation of its product range to inspire customers to create a pop and retro atmos- phere in their homes. Founder Eve Van Dyck explains, «Our goal is to inspire and sti- mulate our customers’ creativity, and to showcase the endless possibilities that zangra products offer.» The new zangra boutique is conveniently situated in the heart of Brussels’ pentagon. It’s just a short stroll away from the vibrant restaurant district of Place Sainte-Catherine and the trendy shopping hub of rue Antoine Dansaert. Additional- ly, the shop is in close proximity to the Kanal museum and Tour&Taxis, which are rapidly growing neighborhoods. As our shop opens this summer, we aim to feature our brand on the «shops&brands» and «glass transparency-light» route.

12.09 30.09

Quai au Foin 39, 1000 Bruxelles

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