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Human Cities Istanbul

Human Cities
November 2010

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,

Thewhitehotel: Belgian Designers Rooms 2010 – 2012

TheWhiteHotel
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

Commerce Design Brussels
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.

Human Cities Festival 2010 Celebrating Public Space

Human Cities
May 6-16, 2010

Pro Materia curated the first Human Cities Festival/Celebrating Public Space in Brussels from the 6th till 16th May 2010, a biennial event dedicated to public space. WithBOZAR as its main venue,

Je suis Dada : Between Dream and Reality

Authentic Belgian Creativity
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?

Creative Space Kreon
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

Creative Space Kreon
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

TheWhiteHotel
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

TheWhiteHotel
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.

Luc Druez : Metamorphosis: 16 September – 31 October

Creative Space Kreon
September, 14 2009

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.

Commerce Design 2009

Commerce Design Brussels
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

Creative Space Kreon
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

Creative Space Kreon
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 ?

Creative Space Kreon
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

Authentic Belgian Creativity
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

Commerce Design Brussels
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.

Designr.rdv December : Love Nest

TheWhiteHotel
July, 03 2008

After the big success of the last DESIGNR.RDV, start booking rooms for the December edition. Theme : Love Nest.

Design Kiosk at Design Annual

Design Kiosk
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).

TheWhiteHotel
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

Authentic Belgian Creativity
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

TheWhiteHotel
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.