Brussels Design September 2013
Antoine Dansaertstraat 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Presentation Design September, the annual event which has become an absolute must for design enthusiasts, brings together more than 100 cultural and commercial events in Brussels. For a whole month, the city becomes the platform for meeting numerous Belgian designers as well as being open to international designers. For its seventh anniversary, the festival will focus on the different uses for design and the multidisciplinary interactions between different design applications, such as furniture design, architecture and graphic and textile design… The cultural side of Design September is celebrated through a wealth of top-quality events provided by numerous associations and independent organizations: exhibitions, conferences, a design market, a Pecha Kucha presentation, visits to the workshops of Brussels designers, etc. As is the case every year, a whole host of newly emerging creators take part in this urban event. During one month emblematic design boutiques, pop-up shops and flagship stores will showcase an individual brand and/or a designer and that designer’s new products. This year, Commerce Design Brussels will take place in synergy with Brussels Design September. Based on the initiative taken by the Town of Montreal in 1995, the Commerce Design Brussels contest encourages, like in other cities, cooperation between shops and design professionals within the Brussels region. The support provided by Atrium and Mad Brussels makes it possible to reach a wide target audience of shopkeepers and designers within Brussels. From 2013 on, the prize will be awarded annually, instead of once every two years, to keep pace with the dynamics and changes in shop designs in the city of Brussels. New features: Commerce Design Award In the beginning of September we will announce the 10 winners of the Commerce Design Awards Brussels. During the month of September the public will be able to vote for their favourite shop that is newly made or restored by a designer, or (interior) architect. Creative platforms Several Creative Platforms will take place this year. Recyclart will present 4 different events including Wast’up, Last Song, Pecha Kucha, Julie Calbert and an information point for the festival. Bortier will present 5 different actions including, a popup studio of Maion Fabre at Les Sagas, Seat & read, Crypte tonique will show their last creations, and the Fernand Baudin price will present a retrospective of the last few years. The ‘revival’ of this beautiful, but forgotten gallery is taken care of by Les Sagas with a very historacaly integrated concept ‘ One object, One story’. Participation of newly created or young Belgian brands Marina Bautier launches her new label Maison MA in Mai 2013 and will present her collection during the Open Doors of Brussels Design September. Lina dura and Liparus will be represented in the studio of Mathias van de Walle. Objekten exemplifies a new generation of european labels and will present their new products in the Châteaux d’eau du Bois de la Cambre. And last but certenly not least their is Makers With Agendas. MWA will be launched in September and is founded by Julien de Smedt and William Ravn. The new serie of products will fit very nicley in ou new society. « Through observation, research and (a good amount of) curiosity we discover quirks, peculiarities and insights in unexpected places. “ The road to produce: old techniques, drawings, habits inspire new creations en are combined with new technologies, materials and typologies… our (Belgian) Know how is constantly evolving. As a general theme (like each year) the designers and events will present new techniques, process to production, and know how to the public. New and old (family) techniques are explored in all the areas: industrial design, textile design, graphic design, and architecture… Les Sagas presents products with a family history and know how,. One& Only will open a textile popup studio and shop in Bloom Hotel, Linda Topic explores Marc Van Hoe’s exceptional Art Nouveau collection of drawings in order to give new life trough new realisations. 10 young designers will word together with Eternum to each create a new cutlery collection. Linda Topic & Antonin Bachet will expose their felt carpets at Wabi Sabi Arts & Crafts and MAD Brussels will show a collection about projects MAD ( e ) in Brussels. These few projects are only a small part off the 120 events. Design September, an international platform Hong Kong will be showing some very nice designer at The Egg and they are also official partner of Brussels Design September 2013, The Czech Republic will present some hidden factories, Poland will show a great collection of Posters at Bozar, Hungary will exhibit graphic designers whom are working on revival of traditions and embroidery, Portugal will present several designers that are creating products in the ‘Marolles’, 2 Spanish designers based in England will show their work at Rue de La Senne… and like each year 5 designers from the four corners of Europe will give a lecture at Flagey. Also this year: Textile event (in cooperation with MoOD & Europole Textile) Pop-up restaurant & pop-up shops A whole host of curiosities to discover Designer of the year, Jean François D’or!!