Founded in 1999, Pro Materia is an international creative consultancy curating the print and online magazine, TLmag_True Living of Art & Design, and a series of editorial and design-led projects. Pro Materia also mounts exhibitions and collaborative workshops and facilitates many cultural cooperation projects co-financed by the EU Creative Europe Programme, such as Glass is Tomorrow and Human Cities. Since April 2016, Pro Materia has also launched its new gallery located at the piano nobile of a 1920s building in Brussels, as well as its online store, focusing on contemporary applied arts, design and photography. 

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Our expertise

  • Curation
  • Consultancy
  • Coordination
  • Organization
  • Publishing

We offer a wide range of services

Pro Materia offers a range of high-end services and expertise: curation, production, representation, organization, management, facilitation, and documentation in a range of mediums including publications, workshops, exhibitions, and gallery presentations. Pro Materia’s international team is always open to review and get involved into potential partnerships.

Our signature projects

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Spazio Nobile

Since April 2016, Brussels-based Spazio Nobile by Pro Materia Gallery has been dedicated to showcasing contemporary applied arts, design and photography.

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TL Magazine_True Living of Art & Design

TL magazine is entirely dedicated to capturing and contextualising the latest innovations in craft-led; material-oriented art, architecture, design, fashion, hospitality and luxury and collector culture.

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Glass Is Tomorrow

Promoting design-led craft, Glass is Tomorrow brought together a series of emerging design talents with glassmakers for a series of workshops in european glassworks, mounted multiple exhibitions and published a culminating book.

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Human Cities

Challenging the city scale, interdisciplinary exchange platform Human Cities is a concept created in 2006 by the Belgian association Pro Materia and co-funded from 2014-2018 by the Creative Europe Programme of The European Union.

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TF Urban

Pro Materia has been the art advisor of TF since 2007 and has supported the brand to develop itself until now in order to position itself on the highly competitive French and international urban design markets.

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Nasza Polska

Bringing contemporary Polish design into the spotlight, Nasza Polska (translating as ‘our Poland’) was an unparalleled touring-exhibition gathering up-and-coming talents, established studios and legendary masters – working in Poland and abroad.

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Founded in 1999 by Lise Coirier with the support of an advisory board, Brussels-based Pro Materia is a creative consultancy with a strong affinity for material culture, craft-led innovation and human-centered design. The intellectual, editorial approach and background in art and design history and management position the agency in the field of supporting and promoting up-and-coming talents on multiple fronts in different regions but to also work closely and bringing together different partners (designers, artists, makers, creative industries, design-led institutions and brands) from all over the world.

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Material Tendencies: Michele de Lucchi

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The work of Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi reflects his enquiring mind and breadth of interest. His portfolio includes a number of private and public projects in the fields of architecture,