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20th century French rugs: from Art Nouveau to contemporary creations

  France shines as much by its creativity and know-how as by the attraction it exerts on artists from all over the world. Through the major periods explored: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, neoclassicism, artist rugs, contemporary creations, models and achievements of major names in the carpet are presented.   This article is inspired by Françoise … Continue reading “20th century French rugs: from Art Nouveau to contemporary creations”

Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is undeniably a gold mine for all design and vintage  lovers. The dedicated pages  are constantly growing. Here is a small selection of accounts to get inspired.   Normanordic For a Scandinavian inspiration, we invite you to scroll through the Instagram page of the Nomanordic shop. The furninure presented, dating from the 20th century, is a … Continue reading “Instagram Accounts to Follow”

Poetic Walls

Wallpaper : long story short Wallpaper has been around in some form or another for a very long time. As early as 200BC, the Chinese were gluing rice paper to their walls, but it wasn’t until the 10th century that Arabs started using linen fibres to create stronger and thinner papers that allowed for greater … Continue reading “Poetic Walls”

How to Create a Boho Interior

A melding pot of colour, texture and pattern, Boho style blends influences and elements from different cultures and eras. Originally referring to travellers from the central-eastern European region of ancient Bohemia, Bohemian style traditionally described people who lived unconventional lives that were richly artistic and nomadic. This travelling gypsy ideal meant that elements of various styles and cultures were … Continue reading “How to Create a Boho Interior”

Vintage v/s Retro

Whether in the field of interior design, cinema, music or fashion, the terms vintage and retro are words that come up very often, especially in recent years. They are terms that tend to be used interchangeably, since they both serve to designate something old. However, these two terms don’t really mean the same thing, so … Continue reading “Vintage v/s Retro”

Contemporary Design Market 2020

    The Contemporary Design Market is a special presentation and sales moment of well-known Belgian based designers and upcoming talents in a variety of different design disciplines with diversified materials. Join this unique market to discover, meet and buy Belgian design. Professionals, collectors, advisors, (interior) architects and design lovers are invited to discover a … Continue reading “Contemporary Design Market 2020”

Brussels Design Market 2020

20TH CENTURY DESIGN FAIR Since its creation in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the « the largest design market in Europe » and has quickly become a must-see in the international vintage design calendar. Maintaining its unique atmosphere usually characterized by flea markets, the Brussels Design Market has continued to grow, to … Continue reading “Brussels Design Market 2020”

Scandinavian Design Roots

The Masters of Social Democracy  Scandinavia, a territory surrounded by ice, has always imposed on mankind an age-old struggle to adapt to the very harsh climatic conditions that prevail there. These conditions have made the development of agriculture and population growth particularly difficult. On behalf of the common need to protect themselves in an extreme … Continue reading “Scandinavian Design Roots”

The most amazing swimming pool in Twentieth Century

Let’s plunge into summer… Some images to refresh us ! Alvaro Siza, Pier Luigi Nervi, Peter Zumthor, Ricardo Bofill, Luis Barragán, Robert Mallet-Stevens… these great architects also designed swimming pools. The proof in pictures :   The swimming pool of the villa of Monte Mano in Sardaigne Architect: Jacques Couëlle Built: 1970     The swimming … Continue reading “The most amazing swimming pool in Twentieth Century”

SERIAL EATER : food design stories in Grand-Hornu

Curator: Benjamin Stoz 28.06.20 → 29.11.20   The Serial Eater exhibition examines thirty years of experimentation and reflection on the “food object”. Since its development in the 1990s until its most recent implications, the analysis of food design will enable us to understand the evolutions in consumer habits and how awareness has been raised about the … Continue reading “SERIAL EATER : food design stories in Grand-Hornu”

Iconic houses in XXs

The 20th century was one of the most inspiring and progressive centuries for the discipline of architecture. This period was marked by many technological and modern innovations whose aesthetics inspired architects and designers, revolutionizing the history of architecture. The Lovell Health House by Neutra The Lovell Health House is the first detached house with a … Continue reading “Iconic houses in XXs”