Design is at the forefront in Brussels throughout the month of September

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Here’s a sneak peek

Brussels Design September has become an unmissable date on the calendar of all design fanatics. A unique turntable for many Belgian and international designers to Exchange ideas. This year, visit.brussels has decided to expand its participation in this event by supporting several original initiatives. A good opportunity for visitors to discover the talent of designers from Brussels and abroad.

In the last few years, Brussels has indisputably become a reference point in terms of design. Design September has been showcasing the talent and ingenuity of our designers. In addition to lectures and exhibitions, the event proposes a veritable urban journey through the key places of Brussels design.

This year, visit.brussels has decided to support Design Month by highlighting some outstanding initiatives, so that each visitor, whether or not a connoisseur, can explore all the talent of Belgian and international designers.

Here’s a sneak peek

 

WallpaperSTORE* pop up at MAD in Brussels

WallpaperSTORE*, the online Design shop of Wallpaper* Magazine, the bible of international design for more than 20 years, will have its pop-up in Brussels in September.

After Berlin, London and Milan and beforeNew York, it will occupy the premises of MAD during the month of September. This event is the result of an exclusive collaboration between: WallpaperSTORE* and visit.brussels in the context of Design September at the MAD, Brusselss Fashion & Design Platform. The pop-up shop will offer a subtle mix of design currently flourishing in the Belgian capital along with a selection of products from the selective and exclusive assortment available at their on-line shop.

Venue : MAD

Dates: 7/09 – 01/10/2017

For more information: www.store.wallpaper.com et www.mad.brussels

 

Breathe, the pioneering festival installation by Pinkeye x MINI

More and more, cities lack places to breathe freely. The opportunity to escape from the frentic and impersonal pace of urban life, to share time with friends ( to eat, discuss, meet…) is becoming increasingly rare. Yet, these moments are veritable breaths of fresh air. This is why MINI has joined forces with Pinkeye creative director Ruud Belmans to create the installation «Breathe» MINI LIVING. An island set in the middle of a large expanse of water in front of the Visment, in the centre of Brussels, that includes a large, round table. To offer uniques moments for city dwellers to share. The installation uses its own natural materials to filter and purify the environmental air in order to offer a fresh breath of air to the city and its inhabitants. This piece of work incarnates the concept of shared urban living that respects the planet.

Venue: Vismet

Dates: from 7 to 30/09/2017

For more information: http://designseptember.be/project2016-EN-480-18.html

 

Fablab

This year, Design September features creative work shops and their members. It is a doublebarrelled event : A common exhibition at the BIP where each FabLab will show the work of its makers and an open-house weekend (16 and 17 September 17) that offers a trip across the city and its spaces for apprenticeship and creation.

Born in the late Nineties at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Bits and Atoms, at the initiative of Professor Neil Gershenfeld, the FabLabs are Do-It-Yourself (DYI) workshops that focus on engineering and the creation of material objects by digital processes. These spaces for exchange and co-creation allow for the research, design, exploration, experimentation and production of prototypes and finished objects.

Venue: BIP

Dates: from 14 to 30/09/2017

For more information: http://designseptember.be

 

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