Brussels Design September, FlandersDC for Design, and Wallonie Design are proud to present the launch of theContemporary Design Market, powered by #IkKoopBelgisch/J’AchèteBelge*. The Contemporary Design Market will take place at the same time as theBrussels Design Market, the largest event dedicated to 20th century design, which attracts more than 7000 visitors! For this edition, a special area will be dedicated to contemporary design! Contemporary Design Market is an exclusivepresentation and sale momentfor well-known Belgian based designersandupcoming Belgians based talentsworking in different design disciplines with various materials. As a part of the Design September program, Contemporary Design Market is a unique moment to discover, meet and buy belgian design. Professionals, collectors, prescriptors, architects and other design lovers are invited to discover the very best of the contemporary design scene. Carefully selected by a committee of design experts, designers will showcase their last creations.
Brussels Design Market is happy to announce that the thematic exhibition of this edition will will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Jules Wabbes.
This is unquestionably the emblematic figure of Belgian design from the 50s to the 70s. Jules Wabbes is mainly known for his office furniture design, which has equipped the premises of the famous public and private institutions of his time: the headquarters of the Glaverbel, the Générale de Banque (now BNP Parisbas Fortis), or the Foncolin.
Little-known to the general public, his work was nevertheless acclaimed by international critics. In 1960, his ingenuity and his love for the beauty of materials and pure lines were rewarded with a gold medal at the famous Triennale of Milan.
This exhibition will unveil rare pieces of his production, thanks to the valuable collaboration of Marie Ferran-Wabbes.