Held during Salone del Mobile.Milano, and dedicated to designers under 35, the SaloneSatellite will see 13 Belgian studios present their work at Belgium is Design exhibition
Photography by Sam Gilbert
Returning for another year at the SaloneSatellite, the Salone del Mobile.Milano event dedicated to designers under 35, Belgium Is Design aims to promote young Belgian designers and their work to the world.
Showcasing the richness and diversity of Belgian design, the exhibition will display a wide range of work and materials, from woven textiles to wood, marble scraps and steel, among many more.
Educated at some of Belgium’s finest schools, the participating designers will explore the evolution of design and how designers might evolve with the ever-changing market.
Photography by Nathalie Samain featuring Studio Matta
Among them are Brussels-based textile research and production studio, AHOKPE + CHATELIN, founded by Estelle Chatelin and Georges Ahokpe who question the practices of weaving in domestic spaces and multi-disciplinary design studio coseincorso, which aims to reintroduce poetics into the production process, highlighting the cultural context in which objects are made.
There’s also Belgian textile designer and artist, Emma Terweduwe, specialised in jacquard weaving, as well as Esther De Vos who combines steel, fabrics and monumental glass to create simple and timeless objects. Other design studios participating in the exhibition are Fersasos, Belgian designer Joe Sterck and Mahaut Van Peel.
French textile designer Manuel Leromain will also showcase his joyful designs and a series of multicoloured tapestries, while designer Marianne De Cock will display a range of furniture and objects. Finally, Misses Brown, the brainchild of twin sisters Ke-Ola and Kimoura, will show a range of unique pieces as will Not A Desk, Studio Matta and Studio Tim Somers.
Photography by Sam Gilbert featuring Manuel Leromain
Combining experimentation with ground-breaking new design processes, these young designers aren’t afraid to rethink old practices. Displaying a collection of smaller items and bespoke products, Belgium is Design aims to challenge industrial production.
By providing emerging designers with a unique opportunity to showcase their work to the design industry, the SaloneSatellite supports the next generation of designers and will help grow some of Belgium’s most interesting new talents.
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