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

Brussels Design Market 2013

BDM1The 15th Edition of the famous Brussels Design Market will open its doors on the 20th and the 21st of April, a not to miss event with something interesting for everybody.

What may you expect:

A bubbly event located in the magnificent, historic setting of the old harbour station at Tour & Taxis.

Exceptional furniture and design objects from the 50ies until early 80ies  exhibited by professionals as well as dedicated amateurs mainly coming from Europe. However you might also discover some Scandinavian and American treasures.

This year there will also be luxurious antique dealers present, and the organisation has foreseen a special exhibition “Adjugé”. During this exhibition some unique pieces of Belgian postwar designs will be showcased.Last but not least, the Brussels Oldtimer Market, an official partner of Brussels Design Market 2013 will show and sell about 100 beautiful oldtimers.

Details:

Saturday, April 20: Entry 20 €
Preview day: dealers, dedicated amateurs and collectors
from 14h00 – 17h00

Sunday, April 21 : Entry 5 €
Open to general public from 9h00 – 17h00

Where:
Tour & Taxis, avenue due Port, 86c, 1000 Brussels

Register and get a free entrance for April 21st, 2013!

For more information:

Delphine Vercauteren
+32(0) 2 349 35 95
delphine@best.be

 

Design of the Year 2013 awards

The Designs of the Year awards, ‘The Oscars of the design world‘ showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. Category winners and the overall winner will be decided by a jury and announced to the public on 17 April 2013. The nominees are selected by a panel of industry experts – with a selection of the “most original and exciting designs” to go on display at the Design Museum from March 20 to July 7, 2013.

Christian Dior, Giles and Prada are among the brands shortlisted for the Design Museum’s 2013 Designs of the Year award. Among them, the Belgian Raf Simons and the design duo Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. The labels face fierce competition from the costumes of Anna Karenina – as worn by Keira Knightley and designed by Jacqueline Durran.

Raf Simons for Dior

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