The Scandinavian Touch in Belgian Furniture

  • from Fri 26.02.2010
  • until Sun 6.06.2010
Schommelstoel Veranneman

1951-1966

The exhibition will visualize the results of the investigation into the influence of Scandinavian furniture on Belgian designers in the post-war period, and will treat the significance of Scandinavian modernism and its influence on Belgian modernism.

Based on stylistic and technical parameters, a selection of Scandinavian furniture was made which served as an inspiration for a specific Belgian furniture item within the 1951-1966 timeframe.

In a dozen cases, the Belgian furniture item is presented alongside its Scandinavian counterpart. Typical aspects in this respect are the aesthetical and qualitative qualities of the furniture item. Focus is placed on the originality and textural nature of the material. The furniture item is analyzed in its construction and detail.

The wider context of each furniture item is shown with information panels, photographic material and design drawings.

In collaboration with PHL University College, Hasselt