‘Noordt’ reuses, reduces and recycles old furniture and accessories and makes them into something new. They are launching their own webshop soon, but you can discover the collection ‘live’ at the new pop-up-store.
From 27.6 until 21/8: Thursday (during local market hours): 9-14h, Friday: 14-20h, and by appointment: 0497 67 22 76
Draakstraat 37, 2018 Antwerpen.
I partcularly like this lamp made out of the insides of an old washing machine, €120.
More about Noordt, www.noordt.com
‘t Casteelken in Roeselare has a huge range in top design brands from Vitra to Foscarini (lamps). They sent a press release saying that sales are up to 70%. One of their interior architects was so kind as to send me the list of the best bargains. Here is a small selection out of it, the things that are most interesting and in tune with what is on now, according to me.
picture: Futureproofed, Oto by Peter Karpf, 1 piece: 1323 euro, now 675 euro, an eyecatcher, maybe for in a hallway or something and a beautiful piece.
Also worth it;
Vitra, stoel .03 by Maarten Van Severen, 1 piece: 405 euro, now 200 euro, a top piece that never goes ‘out of style’
Giorgetti, 4 chairs Sella Media by the Luxemburger architect Leon Krier : 5800 euro, now 3400 euro, beautiful wood and leather chairs with a superclassic feel.
Classicon, lamp Aia, 1 piece: 500 euro, nu 290 euro, a nice table lamp, also a timeless classic from a top brand.
St-Petrus & Paulusstraat 2
tel : 051/209811
One of the most interesting things happening in design right now is the extreme search for something new: forms that have rid themselves from iconic or historical references. A lot of the ex-students of Li Edelkoort at the Dutch Design Academy are busy doing so. In a new exhibition in Japan, she selected a number of these designs under the title ‘Postfossil, excavating 21st Century Design’, also the title of the catalogue, which will be more easy for most of us to access than the exhibition in Issey Miyake’s 21_21 Design Site in Japan.
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is the name behind this beautiful cushion, which will be on sale in Bruges on Sunday 21/02/2010 during a special fair handmade products in Bruges, all details www.deinvasie.be
Christine Conix Architects (the ones that redesigned Belgian national monument the Atomium) has designed a bathroom for Duscholux, inspired by the Japanese folding art origami. You can start unfolding in one of Conix’ tubs from about 7700€ … or settle for a washbasin from 850 €. Just admiring it is also possible, since a couple of weeks in the Desco showroom (Wijnegem – Antwerp). www.duscholux.com, www.conixarchitects.be