Updates

Stay informed with the latest news about workshops, events, publications and specific articles from Pro Materia’s different key projects.

Je suis Dada : Between Dream and Reality

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April, 19 2010

During Milan Design Week 2010, ABC from Flanders presented “Je Suis Dada: Between Dream and Reality,” a touring exhibition abouts Surrealism and design, curated by Design Flanders and Inge Vranken.

Protecting Packaging Design?

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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.

How to start my Own Brand? – 14 January

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January, 14 2010

How to create and build up a brand in the fashion and accessories sector — and protect it on the Belgian and international market? In this seminar, legal experts, renown designers (Hubert Verstraeten,

Designr.rdv: 11—13 December

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December, 11 2009

Fashion, design, jewellery and contemporary accessories… About fifty designers were at Thewhitehotel, selling their latest creations.

Designer.rdv Hong Kong: 3—5 December

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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

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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.

OVO editions / Pol Quadens: 25 June – 12 September

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June, 28 2009

OVO Editions is the label for the design furniture collection by Pol Quadens. Produced in Corian® and carbon fiber in his Brussels workshop, this collection reflected the search for beauty, balance and purity of the Belgian designer.

Charlotte Walry: Jeu

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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.

How can a Designers Protect Their Work ?

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May, 07 2009

What are the best practices to optimise the protection and value of your design products ? In this workshop, experts and renown furniture designers shared advise to aspiring and young designers.

ABC–Design 2009

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April, 01 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

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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

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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).

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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

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April, 04 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

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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

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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).

The White Hotel

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December, 24 2006

Thewhitehotel gives a new approach to hostelry in Brussels. Give design-savvy tourists just what they need for a great price and in an exceptional scenery, and leave all those costly extras out.

Anna Torfs

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January, 01 2006

From 13 December 2008 to 28th February 2009, contemporary glassware designer Anna Torfs presented a selection of her work at the brand new Creative Space in Brussels.