I love slowlife and kinfolk a nomadic style, at the crossroads of bohemian, folk, industrial and ethnic tendencies that seduce a generation in search of sincerity.
Its codes: raw materials, craftsmanship and friendliness. A bohemian and multicultural spirit that advocates craftsmanship, know-how and handmade.
Our selection of January presents passionate artists and craftsmen who work the essence of the material and privilege a return to the sources.
Ole Wansher, Bocci, Miles et Claire, Atelier Vierkant, Clothilde Ancarani, Catherine François, Valesco Vitalli, Isabelle de Borgchrave, Johana, Vasconcellos, Kaspar Hamacher, Nathalie du Pasquier, Xavier Lenormand, Ado Chale, Ibal Studio, Le Corbusier, Caroline Notté
SAVE THE DATE « LE BOUDOIR DE MADAME » 12.12.2018
Caroline Notté présente dans son collectors cabinet une sélection pointue de sculptures, tableaux, céramiques, mobilier vintage, ….
Caroline Notté presents in her collectors cabinet a cutting-edge selection of painting, ceramics, sculpture, vintage furniture…
Armen Agop, Julian Arnaud, Les frères Bouroullec, Beth Carter, Paulo Climachauska, Isabelle de Borchgrave, Destroyers Builders, Tom Dixon, Jean François D’Or, Nathalie du Pasquier, Damien Gernay, Zaha Hadid, Xavier Le Normand, Arik Levy, Eric-Luc Maquet, Denis Meyers, Pol Quadens, Ettore Sottsass, Ibal Studio, Studio Dimore, Yves Ullens, David Umemoto, Patricia Urquiola, Muller Van Severen, Yoana Vasconcelos, Vhils, Velasco Vitali
Sculptures courtesy of LKFF gallery
Destroyers / Builders
Inspired by architectural shapes, the furniture pieces highlight the field between industry and human, through diverse materials. The interventions and finish by hand, give these objects a tactile aspect. The contrast in materials, the touchabilty, and the human traces that are still visible in the object, explain the method of Destroyers/Builders. Both contemporary and classical fragments are the base of the visual language. The Bolder Chair and Bolder Seat are inspired by columns, a diversity in white tones that can often be seen in old columns. Cross Vault is an ode to cross vaults, originally built up in brick. Archetype Daybed is inspired by old carving techniques.
Destroyers/Builders is a Brussels based design studio. With a focus on materiality the studio strives for sensory relevance and cultural value in detail and bigger scale. Their works have a sculptural and architectural character, but are always on the edge of contemporary material use and traditional crafts. The studio takes on projects that range from commissions to self-initiated projects, and extends across the realms of both product and interior design.
ARCHETYPE COFFEE TABLE
She was a founder member of Memphis for which she designed many textiles, carpets, furniture and objects. When the group broke up in 87, painting became her main activity.
Now she present vases and cups in an explosion of colors. All combined elements that form a set of combined cones and cylinders. The design process of the pieces started on paper; the concept was then transformed into wooden constructions and eventually finalised in ceramics, where it came out as geometric compositions of different elements and colours.
VASES BY NATHALIE DU PASQUIER
At the occasion of Brussels Design September the Studio of Caroline Notté will present the new creations of Belgian and international designers;
Jean François d’Or, David Umemoto, Michael Anastassiades, Gaetano Pesce, Marten Claesson, Erwan Bouroullec, Mathieu Lehanneur, Tom Dixon, Arik Levy, Inga Sempe, Mario Botta, Catherine François, Patricia Urquiola, Ronan Bouroullec, Ettore Sottsass, Ado Chale, Muller Van Severen, Isabelle de Borchgrave, Sammode Studio, Julian Arnaud, Pol Quadens …
This event has become the annual flagship event for design enthusiasts of and you are more than welcome to visit us every Thursday and Friday from 2 to 6pm.
See you soon
Ladakh, between earth and sky
On the roof of the world, in the heart of the Himalayas, Due to the altitude, Ladakh is a region you photography slowly….
With an artistic background and specialised in a major form of art – Architecture – CN then chose to enhance her CV as a complete all-round artist, training in Photography in New-York at the New York Institute of Photography.
Discover all the series of photos of Caroline
la danse des canards
CAROLINE NOTTE, SCULPTRICE D’ESPACES
Ouvrir la porte d’un intérieur réalisé par Caroline Notté, c’est entrer dans une atmosphère puissante et sensible où l’art de vivre prend tout son sens. Ponctuées de géométries variables et colorées, chaque pièce est imaginée comme un instantané qui incarne sa griffe percutante et inédite, sans faire l’impasse sur les vœux de ses occupants qu’elle écoute d’une oreille attentive. Elle s’écarte des « total look » trop faciles pour laisser la chance au mélange des styles et des époques qu’elle traverse avec aisance. Elle use des contrastes, réchauffe le froid, marie la modernité du verre aux pierres fléchies d’antan et manie l’éclectisme et le « mix-and-match » d’une main ferme et douce. Les volumes s’ouvrent, les formes s’amplifient, les lignes se délient, elle trouve toujours ce rythme juste avant de poser une touche d’audace en guise de point final !
Texte – Suzanne Wathelet
Damien Gernay was born in 1975, in the suburbs of Paris. Between 1994 and 1998, he studied design at Ecole Supérieure des Arts (ESA) Saint-Luc Tournai in Belgium. After school, he worked on scenography projects for contemporary dance and theatre clients in Belgium. From 2003 to 2005, Gernay was an artist-in-residence at Le Fresnoy, National Studio for Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing, France, a center for interdisciplinary artists. In 2007, he established his own design studio in Brussels.
Damien Gernay’s work is highly experimental, driven by his desire to challenge boundaries between art and design. To date, his practice spans furniture, lighting, and accessories.
His pieces often reflect a reverence for nature and the enigmatic; his larger oeuvre focuses on materiality, texture, and ambiguity.
Close to the considerations of a painter or a sculptor, the imponderable plays a decisive role in his practice. The error is accepted and assimilated, making each piece unique with its own history, complexities, and intimate pardoxes. He combine control with spontaneity, mixing the smooth with the rough.
Model : MER NOIRE
Designer : DAMIEN GERNAY
Editor : DAMIEN GERNAY
Period : 2017
Origin : BELGIUM
Material : LEATHER, PATINATED STEEL
Dimension : D 120 x H 20cm