Design museum Gent is further exploring the new roads taken. Fitting, as a new spring brings forth a new sound. Young designers brighten the skies and are celebrated.
Good design is nothing if not sustainable, just like eternal youth. Discarded chairs survive, and natural biocomposites prove their resilience.
From 8 May until 13 September 2015
De Invasie on display
Five years ago, a number of brave souls started De Invasie (The Invasion). The objective was to provide Belgian design with a face and a platform within a completely new scene of up-and-coming, creative starters. The founders’ ideas were avant-garde; they focused on a movement of ‘makers’, a community for creative souls. They sought to provide a platform for talent poised to conquer the world.
From 22 May until 13 September 2015
Sanny Winters – Gent Xtra Bold
Illustrator Sanny Winters was granted the Henry van de Velde label 2014 for the book ‘Belgium Xtra Bold’. She was also nominated for Cutting Edge for Best Book Design 2014.
From 3 April until 13 September 2015
Of Butterflies and Ants
2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of Arne Jacobsen’s now world-renowned Butterfly chair. Producer Fritz Hansen honours the butterfly with two festive editions: a stout male with a blue shell and brown legs, and an elegant female shrouded in soft pink on gilt legs. A cheerful party crowd welcomes the lovers of butterflies and ants.
From 3 April until 28 June 2015
Provincial Award for Design 2014
Every two years, the Province of East Flanders hands out an award for design, including industrial, graphic, and artisanal design.
Design and the applied arts dominate our daily lives and make our residential, working, and living environments more attractive, colourful, and also more comfortable. East Flanders is home to a vast pool of young design talent.