TLmag talks to Kustaa Saksi about craftsmanship and the inspiration behind ‘Archipelago’, a 26-metre long tapestry commissioned by the Finnish Government for the European Council in Brussels.
Tanguy van Quickenborne took over the Van Den Weghe natural stone company in Zulte nine years ago. Ever since the company carved its way to the top of the interior and architecture world. Quite literally, he shook up the somewhat sleepy family firm to get to a kick start.
Winner of the 2018 Fondation Bettencourt Schueller prize “pour l’intelligence de la main – Talents d’exception”, Julien Vermeulen and his Maison are one of the few feather artisans still practicing in France. Here, Julien shares with us his artistic vision and future hopes for his craft.
Jörg Bräuer created Monoliths, a unique work containing different 100-year-old cedar and oak wooden slabs with philosophical citations engraved. This, together with much of his other work, is on show at Spazio Nobile from January until March 2020. TLmag talked to him about his practice and the upcoming show.
In the run-up to the Textiles Revealed exhibition in New York, organised by Belgium is Design as part of the New York Textile Month, we spoke at length with Lidewij Edelkoort, Dutch observer of trends and author of 2014’s “Anti-Fashion Manifesto”, a plea for a return to a more ethical, sustainable and supportive fashion industry.
Chef of the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant La Paix, as well as other establishments — including Black Pearls in Brussels Airport and Le Lieu in Genappe — David Martin is just as passionate about contemporary art as he is about cooking. We met the 2019 Chef of the Year at his restaurant, for a lively, frank exchange.
TLmag caught up with metal artist Adi Toch to talk about her fascination with sound, how it’s incorporated itself within her work, the essence of performativity embedded in her practice and creating objects that intentionally “misbehave”.