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].
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
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.
The Hotel. Brussels / Pol Quadens
Boulevard de Waterloo 38 – 1000 Bruxelles
The 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.
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
Tour & Taxis, avenue due Port, 86c, 1000 Brussels
Register and get a free entrance for April 21st, 2013!
For more information:
+32(0) 2 349 35 95
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.