CG01 by Christophe Gevers


“I believe I became a designer, because I was interested in the present,
which is the future and the past out of date.” Christophe Gevers

Designed by Christophe Gevers (1928-2007), this lamp excites aesthetes passionate about beauty and ingenuity.
To call oneself 01, one must be worthy to identify with perfection!
Like a woman’s body, the curve is captivating, the lamp perfectly captures the sensual side, but at the same time the modernist austerity.
A subtle mixture, delicately proportioned, this luminaire is more of a sculpture than a simple lighting, making the CG01 a work of art full of anecdotes.
Christophe Gevers has left an indelible mark on Belgian design with his feeling for materials and his tactile modernism. He is considered one of the most important interior designers of the post-war period.
He favored a warm, comfortable modernism, using noble and durable materials.
He founded his own company Gevers Design and worked as a professor at La Cambre in the decoration and furnishing department.
His work characterizes Belgian design and his creations are now sought after, hats off to the artist, Gevers enjoys the success he deserves!
Placed in 1968 in the restaurant “Le Cap d’Argent” in Brussels, the CG01 designed in a deep and frank red illuminated this brasserie and made this place an emblematic image of Belgian design.
Needless to say that the internationally renowned establishment “Aux Vieux Saint Martin” also integrates the 01 into its restaurant, frequented by great personalities. The Canterbury still bears witness to its unique style, that is by no means outdated.

Today the CG01 is being re-released by the Belgian premium lighting manufacturer axis71, with renowned architects and prestigious institutions subtly and judiciously choosing the appropriate colour.
Undoubtedly, this mythical object will illuminate your interior.

Available at  Bea Items – Knokke, Caroline Notté – Brussels, CAB Foundation – Saint Paul de Vence (France) Contact axis71 for the point of sales near you.

Ceramics light by Adelie Ducasse 

Keeping her child’s soul: this is the intention of Adelie, a multifaceted artist whose colorful, playful and joyful universe is inspired by the spontaneity of childhood and its brightly colored games such as as legos and puzzles.

Adélie Ducasse grew up in the islands, New Caledonia and Réunion, where she developed her taste for colors and primitive shapes.
Later, it is in California, that she reconnects with the feelings of her childhood. She lived there for a while and returned there often to enjoy her sunshine, her lifestyle and to be inspired by the modernist architecture that characterizes the region.

The geometric abstraction of these creations has its origins in her passion for mathematics – an extension of her childhood games – which she studied at university.

Adélie loves natural materials and works with craftsmen with unique know-how. She uses ceramics to shape design objects and sculptures with her own hands, giving them a unique appearance and expressive personality. From it is reborn the joyful naivety and poetry of childhood.

Caroline Notté New Member of the BEL

Have you heard the big news? The BEL is welcoming 3 new members.
Openness is the key to expansion. That’s exactly why the BEL always keeps an eye out for new Brussels-based talents & takes pride in welcoming them into its circle of expertise. 
This month, we’d like to wish Caroline Notté, a warm welcome. We have no doubt she shall inspire us & you with their singular artistry & radiate Brussels uniqueness through their expertise. 
BEL presents Brussels luxury items in Belgium and beyond our borders, all of which encompass local savoir-faire, unique service and exceptional products.
Each one of these unique talents, that often exist from generation to generation, remind us that it is more important than ever to develop and perpetuate arts and crafts and services in order to embrace innovation, which is so intimately compatible with tradition, as well as cultivating curiosity.

Table Warren Platner


Warren Platner (1919-2006)
Warren Platner a été diplômé de l’école d’Architecture de l’Université de Cornell en 1941. Il a commencé peu de temps après à travailler pour les designers légendaires Eero Saarinien et I.M. Pei. En 1967, il a ouvert son propre cabinet de New Haven, qui est vite devenu incontournable dans le secteur du design, de la conception de meubles, luminaires et textiles, ainsi que dans le design d’intérieur.
La vision de Warren Platner : chaque fois que vous posez les yeux sur un classique, vous l’acceptez tel qu’il est et ne voyez aucun moyen de l’améliorer.