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Thewhitehotel: Belgian Designers Rooms 2010 – 2012

October, 07 2010

Since 2006, thewhitehotel has been showcasing over half a decade of evolution in contemporary Belgian design. The hotel, located in the centre of the most cosmopolitan district of Belgium’s capital, has offered around sixty contemporary designers the opportunity to customise both its rooms and the lobby.


Commerce Design Brussels 2010 – 2011

July, 01 2010

Following the first successful edition of the competition, Commerce Design Brussels invited retailers from the capital region to participate to the award-scheme. The competition rewarded the quality of the interior and exterior design of shops and promoted the talent of designers and architects in Brussels.


Protecting Packaging Design?

April, 19 2010

What makes good packaging design — and how can it be protected on the Belgian and international market? In this seminar, experienced consultants specialised in branding and packaging and legal advisors shared advise to young designers and entrepreneurs.


Designer.rdv Hong Kong: 3—5 December

December, 05 2009

Brandequity, agent for RougeDesign/TL Magazine and Pro Materia in Hong Kong / Asia, organised two events during the Business of Design Week in Hong Kong: 3-5/12/2009, at the French pavilion as well as in the ‘off’ events Détour organised by the Ambassadors of Design in HK.


Commerce Design 2009

September, 10 2009

Commerce Design Brussels 2009 was a competition that rewarded the quality of the interior and exterior design of shops in Brussels and promoted the talent of the city’s best designers and architects.


Charlotte Walry: Jeu

June, 10 2009

An encounter between Charlotte Walry, a graduate from the textile design studio of the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the fashion designer Chrystl Fischer. From 2007 to 2009 (the two years of her Master’s degree) Charlotte Walry developed a highly innovative technique within textile creation.


ABC–Design 2009

For the third year in a row Pro Materia helps putting together the Authentic Belgian Creativity exhibition during the Milan design week. ABC is an initiative of Design Flanders and Flanders Investment and Trade.


Commerce Design 2008

September, 05 2008

0n 23 September 2008, Commerce Design Brussels had a full day of reflexion and exchange about the design of commercial spaces, on the occasion of the launch of an annual prize for the best designed sales points in the Brussels region.

Design Kiosk at Design Annual

June, 17 2008

Pro Materia presenting two Design Kiosks at Design Annual in Frankfurt, Featuring high-end Belgian designers and brands: Arte (wallpapers), Deknudt Decora (fashion with mirrors), Henry Dean (contemporary glassware), Indera / “Flow” by Xavier Lust (contemporary sofas) and Jean-François Parisse/Design-JFP (contemporary furniture).

April, 08 2008

Thewhitehotel won the beCommerce 2007 Bronze Starter Award. Thewhitehotelselection.com was the website where some of the Belgian design objects selected for Thewhitehotel are sold online.


ABC-Design 2008

For the second time, Design Flanders and Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) teamed up with Pro Materia to showcase the creme de la creme of Belgian design during the Milan Furniture Fair 2008.

Designr.rdv 2008

March, 18 2008

Thewhitehotel was fully booked for an exclusive design event in 2008, where visitors can immediately buy design pieces in the mini-shops designers set up in their hotel-room.

Design Kiosk Website

January, 04 2008

Kid’s Design Kiosks was held at Kid’s Fashion Antwerp (27 – 28 jan 2008) and Design Kiosks was held at A Fashion Week (27 – 04 Feb 2008).