For this edition, the theme chosen was beauty. This book, which is based on the exhibition at the KMSK, contains a number of articles about beauty and an overview of the participating designers. Beauty is examined on the basis of chairs and bowls, starting with an archetype of these objects and ending with highly exuberant or atypical chairs and bowls. This selection is complemented by a limited number of other objects. In this way, the unity and heterogeneity of beauty is brought to the fore. Furthermore, contemporary design is confronted with historical pieces, chosen by Belgian designers.
Beauty Singular Plural
In 2008, Design Flanders is organising the Triennial of Design for the fifth time, a prestigious exhibition in the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, which puts Flemish design in the limelight on the basis of a chosen theme.
Forms with a Smile – Design Today€29.90
Surrealism may be best known as a movement within literature and the fine arts, but the influence of this 20th-century artistic movement in other fields should not be underestimated. Even the world of design and contemporary design does not escape a healthy dose of surreal humour.
Fibre-Fixed Composites in Design€24.95
Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design shows and explains what can be achieved when fibres are combined with another material – usually a plastic or a bioplastic – to form fibre-reinforced composites.
Design/Art Limited Editions€29.99
Limited edition design is hot. But is this still design? Or have these creations reached, even crossed, the boundary with art? Some critics prefer the middle way and call it design art.
Space for Imagination€29.90
Vision was designed in 1986 by Pierre Mazairac and Karel Boonzaaijer based on the philosophy that a cabinet, as a composition, should be part of the architecture. Partly due to its maximum flexibility of use and extremely modest design, this design was very successful from the outset with the Dutch manufacturer Pastoe. 25 years later, the compositional possibilities remain unlimited: from a three-dimensional relief to a graphic grid of lines and planes, from a series of sideboards to an architectural landscape of volumes. The book Vision – Room for imagination sketches the story of this young classic.
Futurotextiles – published at the end of 2008 on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name – is more than just an exhibition catalogue.