Before turning to knit sweater design, Valentine Witmeur was an influencer. Produced in Portugal and distributed through a network of high-end stores -the creations of this Brussels-born designer are part of an on-trend yet carefully considered approach to fashion.
Today, 17th of September 2020 the Michelangelo Foundation launches a new online, searchable platform Homo Faber Guide. The portal showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. Moreover, it offers the possibility to connect art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence.
In the heart of Amsterdam we find Felix Mertis, a location that has a history of serving a society of scientists, artists and thinkers to come together in The Enlightment. Over decades, it’s become one of the most important monuments of the city. Today, the interior of the historic landmark is designed by i29 who approached design studio Belén to investigate and develop the textile wall coverings of the restaurant and the entrance of this historical building.
Knit! by Kvadrat is a series of work by 28 different designers exploring the potential of knitted textiles by Kvadrat Febrik. Knit! debuts in Copenhagen during 3 Days of Design (3–5 September 2020) physically and as a digital, interactive exhibition that can be viewed worldwide.
When Mildred Constantine and Jack Lenor Larsen wrote these words in their seminal book about textile based art in 1973, Sheila Hicks was a young artist establishing her career, but they could be easily applied to Sheila Hicks in 2019.
76 artists presented by 28 galleries across five Nordic capitals. CHART launches its de-centred programme of exhibitions, talks, and events taking place in each participating gallery from 28-30 August, marking the eighth edition of the annual Nordic event for contemporary art.
Founder of the fashion department of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Visuels (ENSAV) in Brussels, in 1986, which she later baptised La Cambre Mode(s), Francine Pairon continued to pursue her vision, eventually creating a postgraduate degree in fashion design at the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) in Paris.
Erez Nevi Pana’s research gives an answer to a specific question: is it possible to conceive design without using any kind of material derived from animals? Born in Bnei Brak (Israel) in 1983, the designer transfers his attitude of deep respect towards life.
“How the spirit becomes a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child”, these well-known words from Nietzsche inspired the title of the Shanghai-based Pearl Lam Galleries exhibition ‘Metamorphoses’.
Collaborator of our sister gallery Spazio Nobile, Matthias Kohn, developed a project about home, nature, and hospitality. In essence, the concept is based on the idea of placing furniture, most often used in private interior settings, thus adapted for this type of use, and suggesting comfort, in exterior settings, where the impact of the piece on the respective surroundings is allowed to develop fully.