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Discover Art nouveau and Art deco heritage in Brussels

Brussels Art nouveau Art deco. When these 2 movements come together, we can discover or rediscover some architectural gems of the Belgian capital. From 5 to 23 March, the BANAD Festival invites us to visit some remarkable sites. The internationally acclaimed annual event takes place over three consecutive weekends. Buildings normally closed to the public […]

Belgitude at the peak of its popularity!

Belgium may be a small and, admittedly, rainy part of the world, albeit brightened up by the characteristically sunny disposition of my compatriots, but I can safely say that it is also a rich country. A four-letter word that could be interpreted in a thousand and one different ways. I use the adjective here in the sense of profusion.

A profusion of talent, ideas and genres in so many sectors! Including our living environment. Belgian architects based here and elsewhere have already demonstrated what they are capable of in terms of project quality, perspective, harmony, tone and functionality. Belgian taste is highly appreciated abroad, and how many times have I heard it said on my foreign travels: “Ah, the Belgians, they’re so friendly and epicurean!” We get good press, and that suits us just fine…

VILLAS is looking ahead to 2024 with pleasure and passion. New ideas are coming thick and fast.

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Architecture

Modernism at its best

Beautifully reserved period materials and a revamped interior give this remarkable 1950s villa a strikingly contemporary look. Built in 1956 by Louis-Herman De Koninck’s daughter and her husband, E.J.L Wiesen – both architects – the villa was designed for their own personal use. The house was recently sympathetically renovated by Alain Delogne from Fronton architects, […]

Interior

Maison&Objet: design in the spotlight

AI, these two letters are on everyone’s lips. Maison&Objet offers an optimistic response to the use of Artificial Intelligence in our living spaces. To mark its 30th anniversary, this twice-yearly design show is honouring design research and presenting a theme that is directly in line with the latest advances in technology: Under the banner of […]

Travel

Art Week in London: 5 nights in the finest design hotels

With autumn colours in sight, London’s art fairs are once again attracting large numbers of collectors and art lovers at the beginning of October. On the agenda? Frieze London, Frieze Masters and PAD. Between Regents Park and Berkeley Square, the spotlight will shine on the most controversial art, the best of previous centuries and a […]

Art

Art Dubaï

The gamble paid off for this gallery owner, recognised as one of the most influential women in the art world today. Meeting Leila Heller is tantamount to touching the stars for anyone with a sweeping passion for art. Originally from Iran, she studied art in New York, at Sotheby’s in London and in Washington, where […]

Design

Sustainable furniture is on the rise

Today, more than ever, ecology is at the heart of our concerns. We are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues and questioning our consumption habits. The sector of design, furniture and decoration is therefore naturally influenced. To respect these values and deep-rooted desires, the sector is reinventing itself. Sustainable, responsible, green furniture is at the […]