Belgium is design presents: Belgian Matters ' A Matter of Perception : Tradition & Technology' - Milan Design Week 2016 -Fuorisalone


Palazzo Litta
Corso Magenta, 24

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April 2016

For Milan Design Week 2016, the organisations and institutions that support and promote Belgian design under the collective name Belgium is Design, have joined forces with the international contemporary culture magazine DAMN°. Taking part in the group event A Matter of Perception: Tradition & Technology at the Palazzo Litta.

A Matter of Perception: Tradition & Technology at the Palazzo Litta, the seventh edition of Belgium is Design’s presentation in Milan, Belgian Matters, features the results of pairings between 13 designers and companies, the latter often coming from sectors far removed from that of furniture design.

Each project has been commissioned especially for the event and will be seen for the first time during the Salone.

Belgium is Design has worked closely with DAMN° in selecting and matching the participants for Belgian Matters, who come from all three regions of Belgium (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia) and occupy three rooms of the Palazzo.

The partnerships have been forged and supported by Belgium is Design and present a series of ad-hoc products and prototypes that stress confrontations and commonalities between designers and manufacturers, as they work both with their fields of expertise but also outside their normal experiences. Designers use a range of materials (bluestone, leather and wood) or techniques (glass blowing, tapestry and tanning) with different degrees of familiarity.

However, for the mix of manufacturers, artisans, industrial producers and research centres, it is often the first opportunity to experiment and encounter design as a collaborative act or in a way that expands and exploits the potential of their role beyond that of a supplier of materials or the tools of production.

What links these diverse approaches and mixed typologies (accessories, small objects or furniture) is the emphasis on the creation of each project, the process of making and mutual learning, and the dialogue that has arisen out of these carefully crafted relationships.

Designers + Producers

Julien Carretero + Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge

Maar ten De Ceulaer + Alton

Frederik Delbart + Van Den Weghe

Damien Gernay + Delvaux

Kaspar Hamacher + Tannerie Radermecker

Thomas Lommée&Christiane Högner + Azienda in via di conferma

Marie Mees&Cathérine Biasino + van Caster

Muller Van Severen + Valer ie_Objects by Al ton

Julien Renault + Atmosphère et Bois

LeviSarha + Azienda in via di conferma

Ben Storms + Het Glazen Huis

Unfold + Materialise & Het Glazen Huis

Mathias van de Walle + Ralph Baggaley


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