The Biennale Interieur is not just another design fair.
Unlike other fairs Interieur is a non-profit organisation and since its first exhibition in 1968, the organizers keep succeeding in their innovative way to represent good design and in promoting creativity in product development.
Since 1968 Interieur has been recognised internationally as the only event in its kind, combining the commercial presentation of the most recent innovations in the design industry with the significance of a cultural happening. The Biennale Interieur is the perfect place to discover innovative products, international trends, the avant-garde and movements that define today’s design. Visitors will behold a selection of the newest and most innovative furniture and accessories.
Interieur is taking place in Kortrijk, Belgium and will celebrate its 25th ‘silver’ Biennale from 14 to 23 October 2016.
This year, Vincent Van Duysen received the ‘Designer of the Year’ award. Vincent is the eleventh designer in a row, awarded with this prize that is an initiative by the Biennale Interieur and the magazines Knack Weekend and Le Vif Weekend. The award is also supported by the Design Museum Gent, Centre d’innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu and Bozar.
“Vincent Van Duysen (°1962) may be best known as an architect, but his work as a designer is just as impressive. During the course of his career, he has developed his own style in his architectural projects as well as his product design, often described as minimalist. He prefers the term ‘art of living’ himself. Be it an industrial product, outdoor furniture, earthenware containers or a clever lighting system, he always succeeds in paring down the design into a refined product.” (Text Interieur Press Release September 2th 2016)
Vincent Van Duysen will display his work at Interieur this year and he will be feted during the opening ceremony on Friday October 14th.
Portrait of Vincent Van Duysen – Photo credit Jan Verlinde Photo source Interieur.be
Click here to discover the award winning designers of previous Interieur editions.
Although the Biennale Interieur is an internationally renowned fair with lots of international participants, today I would love to highlight some of our Belgian companies and designers, taking part as exhibitors in this year’s Interieur edition.
There are a lot more of Belgian participants than those I am going to introduce you here today, and I would love to recommend you to visit the Interieur participants page, that offers an overview of all Belgian and international exhibitors.
Aqualex specializes in water cooling and filtering systems, offering easy to use and efficient coolers, taps and filters to both companies as private persons.
The stylish Twin Touchpad in bronze is one of the latest addition’s to Aqualex expansive range of water cooling systems and will by launched during INTERIEUR 2016. This new built-in water cooler looks particularly elegant because of the sleek finishes and streamlined design. Only the tap itself is visible: all control buttons are carefully hidden in or below the working surface. It also offers 5 types of water, making it unique in its kind. Regular hot and cold water is accompanied by filtered chilled water, filtered sparkling water and filtered boiling water.
B.I.C. Carpets is internationally renowned for creating refined, high quality carpets in the world of custom Wilton weaving.
Since 1975, the Original STONE, an icon in the world of design and high-end floorcoverings, is sold and rewarded all over the globe. For B.I.C.’s 60th anniversary, a new colour for their Stone carpet is introduced: Stone Alpin.
In 1985 the Stone carpet got the recognition it deserved when Arthur Drexler, the director of the MoMa New York, announced the entry of the Stone into the Museum’s permanent collections.
After working 4 years as an architect in Scandinavia, Anouk Taeymans returned to Belgium and started her own brand, byANOUK.
As standard shelves from the furniture shop don’t fit exactly between walls, Anouk designed her own MYSHELF. The pendant shelf fits in every room and is easy adjustable in length, you can make it as long as you want. A carpenter is no longer needed and when you are moving, you can disassemble the shelves and adjust them to a new lenght at your new place.
Lovers of beautiful and exceptional tiles, will definitely find their choice at the showroom of Dominique Desimpel in Knokke, Belgium. Dominique offers a carefully curated selection of artisanal made tiles, terracotta, marble, mosaics and unique interior objects for private and public projects. They work with architects, designers and clients from around the world.
Hullebusch is a leading family-run business specialised in the production and commercialisation of exclusive natural stone. This company’s productions facilities result in a personalised and unique touch in aged natural stone. Hullebusch enforces its position in the market by producing many exclusive finishes to natural stone. Uncommon and original finishes that keep surprising customers as well as architects and interior designers.
As Hullebusch focusses on the inherent beauty of natural stone, they love to collaborate with designers transforming natural stone into uncommon objects. This year, Belgian designer Michaël Verheyden – one of Wallpaper’s Power 200 – gets his hand on a new collection of objects inspired by the strength and power of natural stone.
Since 1905, family owned company Maison Vervloet, is a master-creator of high-end, unique handcrafted hardware such as door, window and furniture handles, home objects and any other precious brass or bronze accessory.
Old floor and mural techniques, personalized creations and handmade techniques. Development of natural materials through ancient techniques.
Orac Decor is a leading manufacturer of 3D ornaments in new materials. Their extensive range of cornice, panel and indirect lighting profiles, skirting and decorative elements provides inspiration to turn every space into something unique.
Italian architect Orio Tonini transformed the new lobby at ORAC DECOR Belgium, into a space suffused with a 3D-feel. Using Antonio, a system of indirect lighting profiles from the Ulf Moritz design collection for Orac Decor.
Belgian company Steels is creator and manufacturer of unique wooden staircases. Each wooden stair is made with passion for wood and love for craftsmanship.
‘The Art of Stairs’
Tradewinds designs and manufactures high end, unique and artisanal made outdoor products of all kinds.
Trizo21 stands for entirely Belgian, handmade high quality lighting fixtures. The designers focus on technical perfection, quality of the material and finishing touches.
Design Flanders presents the Henry van de Velde Awards & Labels every year with a prestigious ceremony. These prizes and quality labels are used to stress the abundance of quality of Flemish design.
For over 60 years of family tradition, Verilin has been manufacturing luxury home linen and highly durable luxury linen for the hospitality sector all over the world.
Verilin was honoured with the Henry van de Velde label for their Nuée collection.
For the complete list of all Interieur 2016 participants, please click HERE
For more information about the programme and events, opening hours and tickets, please visit INTERIEUR.BE
Enjoy your visit !