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Gede and Jules Wabbes: the renaissance of belgian grand design

General Decoration (GEDE) – a company established in the 1960s by the Belgian designer and architect Jules Wabbes (1919-1974) for the design, production and distribution of lamps and home accessories – is finally reissuing the work of the famous creator. An extensive selection from his Modernist universe, which was exhibited during his lifetime at the […]

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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Philippe Starck, a visionary of democratic design

Designer Philippe Starck is by far one of the most inventive creative minds of our time. For the last six decades, this cheerful and curious Parisian has been inventing an incredible array of iconic designs, ranging from daily household objects such as toothbrushes and fruit bowls to spectacular mega yachts and space modules. A childhood […]