from BELGIUM

ANNOUNCING A NEW BIENNALE

The Interieur Biennale for creative interior design in Kortrijk (Belgium)
enjoys a global reputation as one of the leading design events. The event
organizers, Interieur Foundation, have announced a new Biennale, the first
edition of which is planned for 2003.

TRANSIT I/De/A is the launch event for this new Biennale. The original
Interieur Biennale focuses on the latest developments in the furniture and
interior design sector. The new biennale event will be concerned with design
and product development in general.

As a taster before the 2003 Biennale, The Design Assembly was held in
October 18th this year. Prominent designers from all over the world, such as
Fernando and Humberto Campana, Matali Crasset, Konstantin Grcic, Ross
Lovegrove, Maarten Van Severen a.o. debated about what is perhaps the most
urgent question for the design discipline today: how should designers today
position themselves in a world which is increasingly being turned into one
enormous design object.

After the Assembly, during the evening of October 18th, the opening
ceremonies of the Design Route took place. Two major events underpin the
Design Route. On the one hand, two exhibitions, from San Francisco and
Barcelona, come to the Fondation pour l’Architecture: ‘Tiborocity’, and the
Martí Guixé retrospective. On the other hand the rue Antoine Dansaert /
Antoine Dansaertstraat neighbourhood in the heart of Brussels will be
transformed into a ‘design neighbourhood’ for a whole month. All the big
names, the galleries, the shops and even cafés will take part in the Design
Route. The exhibition ‘Things to Come’ taking place in various locations,
will be the main feature.

THE EXHIBITIONS

LA FONDATION POUR L'ARCHITECTURE
Tiborocity, Design and Undesign by Tibor Kalman 1979-1999, organised by the
Vitra Design Museum, with the assistance of M&Co, and based on the concept
developed and implemented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
La Fondation pour l'Architecture, Kluisstraat 55 rue de l'Ermitage,

Martí Guixé
La Fondation pour l'Architecture, Kluisstraat 55 rue de l'Ermitage,

VIZO GALLERY
The Henry van de Velde Prizes
Vizo Gallery, Kanselarijstraat 19 rue de la Chancellerie,

THE DANSAERT NEIGHBOURHOOD
Things to Come
B-space.be, 22 Nouveau Marché aux Grains,

The Looking Glass, rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 72,

Design Parade
Centre Dansaertcentrum, Aalststraat 7-11,

The DesignDoctors rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 190,

Argentaurum Gallery rue Antoine Dansaertstraat,

Double-take-table. A project by Richard & Danny Venlet.
Archétype Gallery, Kanal 11, avenue Barthélémylaan 11,

Origins and originality: 30 designers from Brussels
Kanal 11, avenue Barthélémylaan 11,

In Transit.
Ad!dict Creative Lab, Kanal 20, avenue Barthélémylaan 20,

Work!
Goed Werk Gallery / Verzameld Werk Gallery /
Siegfried & Hermine De Buck Gallery
Schootstraat 1 rue du PÍne,

Belgian AccentsTM
In various shopwindows in the Dansaert neighbourhood.

Several designers will realise their own presentations in shopwindows
in the Dansaert neighbourhood.

MEETING POINT
Installation by Quinze & Milan and Dark
Centre Dansaertcentrum, Aalststraat 7-11 rue d'Alost,
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