Chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is a unique place to be for Human Cities when you take into account the geographical location and cultural heritage. This growing megalopolis linking two continents,
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the framework of Design September 2009, Creative Space hosted Luc Druez’s textile creations, a limited edition of fabrics made from hijacked technical fibers, mixing textile and copper. With the support of Detrois.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.