In September, Brussels takes the pulse of contemporary creation. Urban walks to discover a neighbourhood, conferences with the latest designers, stylish exhibitions, flea markets and trendy markets... In 2020, design will push the boundaries of the art of living. Discoveries guaranteed, even for experienced design lovers!
From the beginning of the month, design is taking over the city with more than 100 events planned as part of Design September. Urban walks, stylish pop-ups stores, upcycling workshops, a vintage fair, conferences and meetings with numerous Belgian and international designers will punctuate the end of the summer. This is the perfect opportunity to meet a number of young talents, such as Belgian designers Maarten De Ceulaer and Axelle Vertommen, but also renowned designers such as the Bouroullec brothers and Armand Jonckers.
In short, a varied and eye-catching programme, including "The Future Begins Now", an inspiring exhibition at the heart of the latest high-tech innovations or the unmissable Brussels Design Market. For lovers of daring shapes and lines and for all those who are curious!
- 01/09/20 > 30/09/20
Uptown Art&Design Tour
The upper part of the city is not to be outdone with UPTOWN DESIGN Tour. Led by curator Kunty Moureau and Pascale Dedoncker the Boulevard de Waterloo and Toison d'Or neighbourhood will celebrate beautiful objects. New for 2020 is a temporary exhibition in the Galerie Louise that combines art, design and food!
For its 7th edition, the galleries, boutiques and hotels in this prestigious neighbourhood will present a fine selection of varied creations (furniture, objects, jewellery sculptures, etc.). Among these new creations, the velvety blue modular sofa by Olivier Vitry at Natan, the pure lines of Jeoffrey LUP at Hästens, and the delicate suspensions by Belgian designer Mademoiselle Jo. It's a delightful initiative that offers a beautiful glimpse of the dynamism of the neighbourhood and the design gems of the moment. Is there an object you really like? Then good news, some of the works are available for sale.
- 16/09/20 > 27/09/20
Brussels art square
You can extend your walk to the Sablon district, where you'll find some of the European capital's best galleries: it's known as the antique dealers' district! On the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary, on 25, 26 and 27 September, Brussels Art Square is inviting more than 40 local and international antique dealers and specialist galleries. You can look forward to a comprehensive selection of contemporary art, vintage furniture, coins, jewellery and Japanese art. Do you prefer crystal chandeliers and antique furniture? Visit Galerie de Minimes. To admire baroque sculptures or Renaissance art, head to Galerie Desmet. Love pre-Columbian or African art? You'll find what you are looking for at the Lin Deletaille Gallery.
- 25/09/20 > 27/09/20
Belgisch Design Belge
In addition to these two events at the cutting edge of style, visit the ADAM for this autumn's star exhibition: Belgisch Design Belge. By mixing eras, materials and aesthetics, this exhibition presents a comprehensive view of the history of Belgian design. Conceived as a creative laboratory, it highlights a series of contemporary objects and showcases plastic furniture, a real jewel in the crown of Brussels' museum collections.
- 30/09/20 > 03/10/21