Brussels Design September 2019
More than 100 Design Events
Over the years, Brussels Design September has become the annual flagship event for design enthusiasts. For one month, the city hosts an array of over 100 unmissable cultural and commercial events offering a meeting platform between the public and a great number of Belgian and international designers.
Brussels Design September will feature exhibitions, conferences, open houses, an Arts & Crafts tour, Commerce Design Brussels and Brussels Design Market. A multitude of dialogues between designers, architects and design lovers as well as the chance to discover urban trails between the many pop-up stores, shops, workshops, galleries and cultural spaces.
This year’s edition will be marked by the latest trends in Belgian and international design and will be highlighted by the multi-disciplinary spirit of different influences, movements, crafts and professions of current day design.
Lecturers of the last 12 years
Ross Lovegrove, Marcin Rusak, Patrick Norguet, Studio 5.5, Michael Anastassiades, Nacho Carbonell, Piet Stockmans, Nathalie Dewez, Renato Toso & Noti Massari, Gaetano Pesce, Marten Claesson, Eugeni Quitllet, Carlo Massoud, Erwan Bouroullec, Ora-ïto, Alberto Meda, Alain Bertau, Jakob & Macfarlane, Ron Arad, David Trubridge, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey, 5.5 Designers, Patrick Jouin, Karim Rashid, Barber Osgerby, Mathieu Lehanneur, Tom Dixon, Ineke Hans, Kiki van Eijk, Michele De Lucchi, Harri Koskinen, Arik Levy, Inga Sempe, Mario Botta, Patricia Urquiola, Benjamin Hubert, Ionna Vautrin, Michael Young, Matali Crasset, Marimekko / Maija Louekari, Konstantin Grcic, Amaury Paudray, Big Game, Pastoe, Terence Woodgate, Ronan Bouroullec, Lucie Koldova, Julien De Smedt, Dyson/ Nick Schneider, Studio Job, Mario Bellini, Alfredo Häberli, Xavier Lust.
Brussels city of design
These few past years, Brussels has incontestably developed itself as city of Design. Thanks to the talent and the ingeniousness of our designers. The place of Design in the city starts to have its noble letters. Design September always wanted to connect with the city and represent its various exaltations and diversities. The importance of the event and its influence takes shape more and more: design in its most various forms takes an increasingly important place in the daily life of Brussels: urban furniture, installations, lights, innovations of our designers in the urban landscape. It has contributed in a positive way to the city’s reputation and to its economic and tourist activity. Brussels needs events that put creativity and innovation in the front row. Design September is proud to contribute to it.
Design September Highlights
This year, Brussels Design September introduces a couple of new events, especially the creation of the Contemporary Design Market and the launch of five limited editions. There shall be exhibitions by renowned designers in iconic places in the city such as, Horta House, ADAM – Brussels Design Museum, and for the first time the Children’s Museum. This is done to reinforce the cultural offer of this 2019 edition.
Brussels Design Market will highlight the image of Brussels, a city of vintage: a vintage route in the city will once again mark the 27th edition of the Brussels Design Market, which is the biggest vintage market in Europe.
The Arts & Crafts itinerary brings a focus this year on ceramics. Workshops and ceramics designers will be highlighted . Moreover a collective exhibition will be presented at the AREA 42 located rue des Palais.
Arts&Crafts Focus Ceramics
Every year, Brussels Design September chooses to showcase an artistic medium, through exhibitions, conferences and an art and craft course.
This focus allows us to shed light on the actors in the creative sector, which contributes to the pride of Brussels' know-how.
The reasons that led us to develop a path around ceramics in Brussels are simple but essential: the development of our creators, the excitement of commercial activity, and the excellent education provided in the Brussels region. Our wish is to give place to the meeting between the work of the Brussels creators and the public. More than 10 workshops and places of creation will open their doors to the public for a weekend where everyone will have the opportunity to present their work methods and creations.
In addition, a group exhibition, located Rue des Palais in AREA 42, will be acheived with Jean-François Declercq.
Vintage Design Route
To celabrate the 27th Edition of Brussels Design Market, we are providing additional exposure to the capital's vintage stores by offering an urban vintage shop trail. This trail will bring vintage lovers to every corner of Brussels to discover fabulous locations specialising in 20th century design!
Commerce Design Awards Route
This event encourages collaborations between traders and design professionals (decorators, interior architects, designers,...) within the Brussels Region. A competition that values the development of commerce. To underline the importance of the revitalization of trades by professionals, the award winners will offer a route where you will be able to discover these splendid achievements.