Sylvain Willenz

February 1st, 2007

Ok, this is going to be the last post with Belgian design for today, we don’t want to exaggerate …
So here’s some work by Sylvain Willenz, an other young shooting star.


STUFF is just a rubber bag, yeah, sometimes it’s just that simple.


InnerTube, the shape of this lamp is defined by the circle glass tube, the black rubber is just streched around it.


Brackets Included, sold at Vlaemsch().


February 1st, 2007

armchair.jpgYet another Belgian design, this Armchair by Marina Bautier.

Drop & Stella

February 1st, 2007

Drop & Stella

Finally some excellent design from Belgium! These 2 lamps, Drop and Stella, by Nathalie Dewez just rock.


November 14th, 2006

How do you sell your house? Indeed, you make a website for it. NR53 isn’t your average house, it’s the house of Sietze Kalkwijk, a dutch designer, in Antwerp Belgium. Actually I posted his black radiator lamp before.



Radiator Lamp

October 12th, 2006

radiatorlamp.jpgRadiators are an ugly necessity, there are exceptions of course … like this one for example. Sietze Kalkwijk has a different kind of radiator in his house in Antwerp, Belgium. His is black and hangs above the floor, the clue is that it’s also a lamp. I found this picture in Relucts flickr account.

back in berlin

September 3rd, 2006

belgium.jpgHey, we’re just back from our holiday in Belgium. It was a real relaxing time, no driving through Belgium to visit anyone, just a week at the coast.
Okay, let’s see what I missed last week.

simply droog

May 21st, 2006

Hey, we’re in Belgium, visiting family and friends.
A typical sunday afternoon activity is going to an exhibit. So my dad said we could go to Le Grand-Hornu, so we checked the website … and apparently there was an exhibit about Droog Design, so that was a quick decision!
Most of the exhibited products were familiar but it was still very impressive to see all of them together. The location was also very nice, Le Grand-Hornu is an old mine site that was nicely renovated. We’ll definitely keep an eye on their exhibition calander.

chest of drawers
Tejo Remy, 1991

do Hit
Marijn van der Pol, 2000

tile kitchen with handy burners
Arnout Visser, Erik Jan Kwabbel, Peter van der Jagt, 2001

Here’re all the pictures: flickr set.

Charles Kaisin

May 2nd, 2006

Finally a belgian designer that I can feature (after all those dutsch, swedish and french ones): Charles Kaisin.
Charles designed this handbag for Delvaux, a real household name in Belgium. Again a very simple idea well executed.


Julian Opie

February 20th, 2006

Julian Opie is an artist. I saw a small exhibit of his work a few years ago in Belgium. Today I stumbled on his website, which is stuck in the OS 9 operating system metaphor. His work is hard to describe … maybe this animations tells it all.


Cardboard Eames

December 9th, 2005

This is my favorite chair of all times. Designboom held a folding chairs competition and this entry was made by the Belgian Dries Verbruggen.