By opening Spazio Nobile in April 2016, in the dynamic and cosmopolitan Ixelles neighbourhood of Brussels (Belgium), Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating a dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Commissioning unique pieces, limited editions and installations that are both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensibility to everything nature and minerality, the gallery organises four to five exhibits each year, dedicated to both rising and established talents, without creating borders between the disciplines, the visual arts dialoguing with the fine arts.
Milan-based Ilaria Innocenti came on to the scene in 2010 with a collection of carpets produced using traditional Sardinian techniques. Establishing her intuitive approach, the designer employs a decorative vocabulary that combines hand drawing with investigations of texture and material.
Mari Isopahkala (Finnish born, 1978) is one of the best known and most awarded designers of her generation in Finland. She has been working a lot with glass but her internationally best known works are the jewelry collections ’Winter Pearl’ and ’Suma’ for Lapponia Jewelry,
Renata Jakowleff is a Hungarian born glass artist living in Helsinki, Finland. Jakowleff creates work that expresses emotions through associations aroused by the material. The diverse language of glass has been her focus since more than ten years.
Recently launching her own Stockholm-based Singnell Knutsson brand, Swedish design Jessica Signell Knutsson has long explored the value of nuanced details and perfectionism within craftsmanship. For this reasons, she opts to work in smaller,
Artist and MacArthur Fellow, Tom Joyce, forges multi-ton industrial remnants and byproducts of large scale manufacturing into artworks that direct one’s attention toward iron’s micro & macro function in the universe –
Berlin-based Danish creative Niclas Jørgensen has worked in various sectors of the design industry. Integral to the foundation of Copenhagen-based Etage Projects gallery, the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate has recently returned to the craft of furniture and lighting design.
Studio Khachatryan, founded in 2010 by designer Noro Khachatryan, is active in various felds of product and architectural design. The studio designs installations, interiors and architectural elements for public and residential spaces.
By nature and from accustomed habit.
He explores with his pencil. Researches. His sense of form is exceptional – he can draw a slick line in his sleep. But for him the challenge lies rather in bringing life to his subjects,
Having worked in Paris and Prague, Czech designer Lucie Koldová has become a major name within lighting and furniture design sectors. Though highly refined, her transcendent practice is still influenced by this cultural duality.
Harri Koskinen (Finland, born in 1970) has an uncompromising, bold design aesthetic that has gained him international renown since the early days of his career. Practicality, a spare style and a conceptual approach to product and spatial design are Koskinen’s trademarks.
Lausanne-based Slovakian designer Tomas Kral prefaces his bio page by describing that he works on a smaller scale than his architect father. In fact, the Ecal graduate and professor’s poetic interpretations of everyday objects adopt a far more nuanced approach.
The Finnish artist Veera Kulju (born 1975) graduated from the Aalto University works with textiles, ceramics and video. She has showcased her work both in Finland and internationally. She aims to assemble installations characterized by abundant fragility and an atmosphere of permanence and timelessness.
Born in Hyogo prefecture, Japan and graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, Department of Design, Kuramoto worked from 2000 until 2008 as in-house designer for various companies. He founded Jin Kuramoto Studio in Tokyo in 2008.
Laura Laine (born 1983) is a Helsinki based visual artist and illustrator with her own distinct and recognizable style.
She has been working with glass since 2013 in Finland, Holland and Czech Republic,
Born in Minucciano, Tuscany in 1932, based in Belgium since 1942, Antonio Lampecco, took the direction of the ceramics workshop at the Abbey of Maredsous in 1962. Since 1958 and the World Expo in Brussels,
The brand Lasvit, founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimič, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass by combining the authenticity of glass craft with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. In a few years,
The traditional Swiss brand personality flourishes in a symbiosis of design, quality and function. As the premium brand under the umbrella of the ROCA group LAUFEN is one of the leading international manufacturers with a worldwide distribution.
Born in Slovakia in 1979, Tomáš Libertíny studied at the Technical University Košice in Slovakia focusing on engineering and design. He was awarded George Soros’s Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at The University of Washington in Seattle,
Jonas was born in 1981 in Lörrach, Germany. He grew up in the countryside in the south of Germany. At a quite young age he already felt a deep fascination to perceive the beauty of the moment in a simple way and to share it somehow with his surrounding and the people around him.
Valentin Loellmann was born and raised in southern Germany (1983). Together with his four siblings, he grew up in an environment of shared creativity. As a child, a strong sensibility regarding his surroundings and details laid the foundations to his creative spirit and ambition.