Design Addict




21 December 2018–19 February 2019


Grand Hornu

The Belgian designer, born in La Louvière in 1977, studied Interior Architecture at St Lucas (Brussels) in 2001. His interest in materials and their uses lead him to discover practical design applications, characterised by simplicity, for furniture, lighting, design objects, staging design and interior architecture. His discrete and restrained approach is expressed in unpretentious, agreeable coherent, practical, atmospheric design.

The first part of the exhibition displays the designer’s experimental work and specially commissioned pieces. Sketches, plans, samples and prototypes depict the various stages, experiments, tests, searches and choices made, from the initial concept to the finished article. He generously gives public insight into the whole manufacturing process.

The second part of the exhibition highlights Benoît Deneufbourg’s work as an interior architect. Plans, drawings, samples, research and considerations provide insight into the projects he develops. For his exhibition, he designed two full-scale models: the house of an artist and the renovation of Grand-Hornu’s canteen where the public is invited to relax.