Uptown Design 2015

Uptown Design presents talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels of Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise [SEPTEMBER 2015].

Uptown Design Logo

Uptown Design

This year the second edition of the Uptown Design, located in the upper part of Brussels, doubled its size and welcomes many new prestigious locations! The challenges, remain the same: present talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels of Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise. Those areas, well known to gather famous brands from Belgium or all over the world, must become a discovery place for Belgian creation as well. Once a year, they become privileged partners for belgian design.

A luxury limited edition

Each designer will present a set of a limited edition or new pieces designed in luxurious or precious material: leather, corian, precious woods, metals and stones…

The pieces will be available for sale, on the spot, directly from the designer. Uptown Design’s assets is to offer exceptional Belgian items to target an audience of collectors and lovers of art and design.

Design by Pol Quadens

Paul Quadens

If many people consider the Belgian artist Pol Quadens as a designer in the art market, his creative way is completely sculptural. Every piece is selected for its exclusivity, the choice of material but mostly for its unique character which gives advantage to expressivity rather than to functionality. When a bench is not really a bench anymore, or when a lamp becomes a cinetic piece of art… Then design challenges its own goal and free itself towards a new world.

Paul Quadens - Banc Paul Quadens - BancThe Hotel. Brussels  / Pol Quadens
Boulevard de Waterloo 38 – 1000 Bruxelles
September 2015
www.polquadens.com

Art Brussels | 24-27 April

The 33rd edition of Art Brussels will take place during new dates in 2015, with the Professional & VIP Preview and Vernissage on Friday 24th April, and the fair running until Monday 27th April. 

Art Brussels - 2015

As with previous editions, galleries will be represented in different sections, with one new addition for 2015. The new section, DISCOVERY, will feature 16 galleries who represent lesser-known and emerging artists, that have yet to find exposure in Europe.

The fair also places emphasis on individual presentation by artists with 30 galleries presenting SOLO projects.

  • A strong collectors base in Belgium and in Europe
  • 29 000 visitors during 4 days; 30% from abroad
  • A mix of established and emerging international galleries, with a strong emphasis on young talent
  • Brussels! Europe’s most upcoming and exciting art city
  • Numerous unique public and private initiatives in the VIP and Curator’s programme
  • The creative, curatorial approach, directed by Artistic Director Katerina Gregos
  • The fair to make new discoveries!

Practical Information

Dates and Hours

  • Friday 24 April: Preview (11am – 5pm) by invitation only & Vernissage (5pm – 10pm)
  • Saturday 25 until Monday 27 April 2015: from 11am – 7pm
  • Monday 27 April: 11am – 8pm

Venue

Brussels Expo – Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

Travel

Brussels Airlines and Thalys are offering preferential rates to travel to Art Brussels. Please check the Art Brussels website for further information.

Competition

Art Brussels 2015 Tickets

The Hotel gives away 5 duo-tickets for Art Brussels.
Take your chance before Sunday April 19th. Good luck!

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BRAFA – Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair 2015

BRAFA is in top form, celebrating its 60th edition! The 126 international exhibitors offer their finest and most recent discoveries in archaeology, tribal art, furniture, paintings, drawings, sculpture, design, jewellery and other objects.
(Brussels, between 24 Jan. and 1 Feb. 2015)

Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair 2015

This very popular annual gathering of aesthetes and antique collectors has become a must: 120 first-rate exhibitors provide an opportunity to see… and buy unique antique, contemporary, ethnic and classic pieces. The valuation sessions held during the event attract a lot of visitors wanting to find out the value of their possessions. All of which in the magnificent setting of Tour & Taxis and in a friendly ambience.

Venue
Tour & Taxis, avenue du Port 86 C / B-1000 Brussels
Click here to view the access map

Dates and opening hours
From Saturday 24 January to Sunday 1 February 2015, daily from 11 am to 7 pm
Late opening on Thursday 29 January 2015 until 10 pm

Entrance fee
Individual: 20 €
Groups (≥ 10 pers.): 10 € per person
≤ 26 year: 10 €
≤ 12 year: free
Online tickets

More information
http://www.brafa.be

Accessible Art Fair 2014 | October 16-19

A NEW VENUE, NEW PLATFORM AND NEW JURY FOR ACCESSIBLE ART FAIR
This year, the 11th edition of the Accessible Art Fair will take place from 16 – 19 October at the prestigious venue ‘Cercle de Lorraine’ at Place Poelaert 6, 1000 Brussels. 50 artists and, for the first time, designers and young art galleries will be handpicked by a new jury of professionals and connected with a discerning public.

At the Accessible Art Fair, a connection is forged between artists and their audience. The
unique atmosphere of the fair allows art lovers and seasoned collectors alike to access art
in an elegant and relaxed setting, while giving you access to a discerning public. At the
fair, it is the goal for people to feel comfortable and relaxed while purchasing artworks.

Accessible Art Fair

The Jury
Accessible Art Fair feels more like a boutique where artists are handpicked by a jury of
professionals. Members of the 2014 jury are:
• Stephanie Manasseh – Founding Director Accessible Art
• Juliette Debruxelles – Culture and Lifestyle Journalist
• Kunty Moureau – Expert to Advisory Board of Plastic Arts of Wallonie Brussels
• Kathryn Smith – Managing Director Ampersand House
• Sophie Clauwerts – Managing Director of ArtExpert
• Aude de Vaucresson – Contemporary art specialist, formerly from Sotheby’s

The Design Pavilion
This edition also offers a platform to young galleries and Belgium designers, the so called
“Design Pavilion” curated by Kunty Moureau, expert to Advisory Board of Plastic Arts of
Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Two floors of Cercle de Lorraine dedicated to art and design
Previously this unique event attracted over 5000 visitors over the weekend and the event is
growing every year. Therefore this year it will be held on the 2 floors of Cercle de Lorraine
at Place Poelaert, Brussels.

Call for artists, designers & young art galleries
Artists, designers and young art galleries interested in exhibiting, can submit a completed
application by May 30. The application will be reviewed by the jury and the artist will be
notified no later than June 15, if the application is accepted.

11th edition of Accessible Art Fair
Cercle de Lorraine, Place Poelaert 6, 1000 Brussels
Dates: Friday 17 to Sunday 19 October 2014: open to the public
Thursday 16 October: VIP Preview event
Entrance fee: 10 € advance sales / 12 € at the door

Accessible Art Fair

Art Brussels 2013

Art Brussels is a contemporary art fair with a very good reputation. It is said to be Europe’s leading cutting-edge contemporary art fair. The edition of 2013 takes place from the 18th until the 21st of April at Brussels Expo with more than 2000 artists (international well-known names as well as promising young talents), and 187 participating contemporary art galleries from all over the world. Gallery-wise their are 3 different sections:

  • Gallery” section for the established galleries
  • Young Talent” section with galleries that mainly promote young artists
  • First Call“: 14 young galleries with unique artistic offerings who are participating in the fair for the 1st time upon invitation by the First Call Committee

A must-see event for all art lovers!
More information: www.artbrussels.be 

 

Art Brussels 2013

 

Exhibition: Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair

Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair (BRAFA) this year will take place from 19 to 27 January 2013. This 58th edition will be the host for 128 exhibitors of wich more than twenty are new participants, who will reveal to the public thousands of works of art of all styles, all ages and all backgrounds.

For the 10th time, the BRAFA will take place in the large halls of the mail sorting station of “Tour & Taxis”. The exhibition space comprises a total surface of 15.400 m², spread over room 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the building A. This historical building, located along the Willebroek canal, is a wonderful example of the Belgian industrial architectural heritage (originally used as a storage place for transit merchandise). Situated in the heart of Brussels, the complex is only a few minutes from Place Rogier, the North Station and the tube station Yser.

This year the interior design of the different rooms of the fair will be executed by Nicolas de Liedekerke and Daniel Culot of “Volume Architecture”. Their team will render a unique creative touch to the architecture of this formal sorting centre.

Faithful to its tradition of paying tribute to a great cultural institution in Belgium, the Brafa is hosting this year the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in as Guest of Honour.

For more details: www.brafa.be

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How about this: Socks for your chairs?

Socks for your chairs you ask? Argyle, tube, striped…whatever your heart or personal style desires. These socks are designed by the German Designteam Chris&Ruby from Berlin.

Personality Socks for Chairs are a creative way to keep your floors from getting scuffed up.  We all know these “sterotype socks” and associate certain human personalities with them. It also shows impressivly how strong these associations can be, as they easily turn your chair into a snob, lady,small town boy or a good girl

Dress up youSocksr whole set of chairs with a different personality and see how they all get along for a dinner conversation…

Wanna try it? http://www.chris-ruby.de/personalitysocks_eins.html

Secrets in the City: La Verrière Hermès

Hidden treasure in Brussels

La Verrière: A former garage covered with a glass pyramid and located behind the Hermès store in Brussels  was converted into an exhibition space by architectural firm RDAI. Discover the most beautiful art works from beneath a sky of glass!
La Verrière Hermès
Boulevard de Waterloo 50
1000 Brussels
+32 2 511 20 62