Design September, the annual event which has become an absolute must for design enthusiasts, brings together more than 100 cultural and commercial events in Brussels. For a whole month, the city becomes the platform for meeting numerous Belgian designers as well as being open to international designers. For its sixth anniversary, the festival will focus on the different uses for design and the multidisciplinary interactions between different design applications, such as furniture design, architecture and graphic and textile design… The cultural side of Design September is celebrated through a wealth of top-quality events provided by numerous associations and independent organizations: exhibitions, conferences, a design market, a Pecha Kucha presentation, visits to the workshops of Brussels designers, etc.
As is the case every year, a whole host of newly emerging creators take part in this urban event.
For the whole month. emblematic design boutiques, pop-up shops and flagship stores will showcase an individual brand and/or a designer and that designer’s new products.
This year, Commerce Design Brussels will take place in synergy with Brussels Design September.
Based on the initiative taken by the Town of Montreal in 1995, the Commerce Design Brussels contest encourages, like in other cities, cooperation between shops and design professionals within the Brussels region. The support provided by Atrium and Mad Brussels makes it possible to reach a wide target audience of shopkeepers and designers within Brussels.
From 2013 on, the prize will be awarded annually, instead of once every two years, to keep pace with the dynamics and changes in shop designs in the city of Brussels.