Yann Dessauvages – Scabal

Yann Dessauvages www.dessauvages.com – Scabal Boulevard de Waterloo 32, 1000 Brussels – Yann Dessauvages °June 1989 born in Brussels is a Belgian autodidact artist-designer. As the child of a teacher and a metalworker, he grew up in a house with a workshop, where he created his first metal sculptures at the age of 16. He started his professional life working in a…

Dominique Rigo – Godfather of our 5th edition

Founded in 1974, the house Dominique Rigo has, from the start chosen to be the defender of significant design brands. With a rigorous, passionate and uncompromising selection and an excellent service to each client (private or professional) offering delivery, assembly and a strong after-sales service, the house Dominique Rigo was able to position herself in a competitive and changing market.…

Hélène Lempereur – Godmother of our 5th edition

Hélène Lempereur / HOL – Olivier & Hélène Lempereur, interior architects. «We are one, while being a whole  » through these words, the story is told! One does not simply remains his or herself after meeting Hélène and Olivier Lempereur. As they became known in the close circle of interior architects, they remain discreet in their lifes. Their strength and…

Marion Lemesre – Godmother of our 5th edition

Marion Lemesre / Alderwoman of Economic Affairs of the City of Brussels ‘‘Coming from a business and shop-owner background, I know how much the Capital owes to this sector. My approach is to always defend the private initiative and to support the individual from the administrative weight, which can be sometimes oppressive. I also know that free entrepreneurship is the…

Clémentine Barzin – Godmother of our 5th edition

Clémentine Barzin / Alderwoman of the Citizen Participation and Urban Revitalization and president of MAD Brussels. After twelve years of implication at the City of Brussels as Social Action councillor then as Municipal and Police councillor, I become on February 26th, Alderwoman of the Citizen Participation and Urban Revitalization. I then replace David Weystman who decided to focus himself on…

Complex – Curated Art & Design Experiences

In order to get a fuller and deeper experience of Uptown design, Complex curates exclusive bespoke tours. You can either join one of the guided tours specially curated for Uptown design (in English, French or Dutch) taking place every Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 or book a personalised tour which matches your specific interests, schedule and budget. From a simple guided tour through Uptown design’s route to intimate encounters…

Greeters.brussels

We are proud to have Greeters.brussels as partner for Uptown Design 2018. Greeters are volunteer guides who take you on a tour while sharing with you their favourite spots, their top tips, their neighbourhood and their anecdotes. These locals propose completely free, extraordinary and original visits for up to 6 people in a relaxed atmosphere. The visits can be organised in 12 languages and are founded…

Bi-N-ôme – Max & Moi

Bi-N-ôme www.bi-n-ome.be – Max & Moi Rue de Namur 99 1000 Brussels – Bi-n-ôme a duo of passionate, Marc and Jessy, whose complementarity is the key to the balance reflected in their creations. ‘’Back to fundamentals’’ is our motto. We create, develop and manufacture furniture from quality materials charged with emotions and history. A simple and refined design supported by…

Röell Diamond – Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

Röell Diamond www.roell.be – Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40 1050 Brussels – Exclusivity is of paramount importance for Röell jewellery, with the pieces all being exclusively created in their own workplace by its own in-house designers. The entire collection is produced by the finest craftsmen in Antwerp, with the absolute perfection of the finish being…

Moroso – Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

Moroso www.dominiquerigo.be | moroso.it – Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40 1050 Brussels – During the fifth edition of Uptown Design, Dominique Rigo will present an installation of the sofa Chamfer by Moroso at the Sofitel Brussels Le Louise. About the Chamfer: an intuition born from carpentry terminology becomes the distinctive feature of a modular system,…

A LINE STORY x PROJECT STORE BY GRETA MARTA X DVF

A Line Story X Project Store by Greta Marta X DVF alinestory.com – DVF Rue du Grand Cerf 11 1000 Brussels – Project Store by Greta Marta Rue du Grand Cerf 18 1000 Brussels – A LINE STORY x GRETA MARTA x DVF Aline Dubois’s passion for storytelling stems from her background in marketing and communications – a field in…

Isabelle Leclercq – Jimmy Choo

Isabelle Leclercq www.isabelleleclercq.be – Jimmy Choo Boulevard de Waterloo 53 1000 Brussels – Isabelle wanted to design a line of objects with a simple, elegant and uncluttered design. The selected colours are sober and timeless. Some objects are limited edition and sometimes even signed and numbered by the artist himself, others are unique because handmade. Each creator, each artist is…

Ado Chale – Christofle

Ado Chale www.adochale.com – Christofle Boulevard de Waterloo 37 1000 Brussels – Ado Chale, born in 1928 in Brussels, is a self-taught designer. His work is distinctive thanks to its biomorphic shapes. Active during the 60’s, his work is made from a great variety of rare, noble and precious materials; mosaic of lapis-lazuli, turquoise, nacra, agate, fossil sequoia wood. The…

.Mode at Hackett

.Mode www.dotmode.info – Hackett Boulevard de Waterloo 16 1000 Brussels – .mode is the extension encompassing interdisciplinary projects (art/design) by Nick Peeters and Simon Van Pottelbergh. .mode is in search of new form languages, based on innovative manufacturing methods inspired by nature and technology. .mode’s collection ‘MAD-mode’ (music-aided-design) includes objects which’s shape are conceived by sound. .mode develops its projects…

Alexandre André

Alexandre André www.alexandreandre.be – La Perla Boulevard de Waterloo 12 1000 Brussels – Alexandre André is an aesthete who worship images since his childhood spent in the family artist’s studio, but this decorator is also animated by an infinite taste of freedom. This exacerbated tendency makes him not afraid to marry the eighteenth and nineteenth styles, the modernist decorations and…

Maison Armand Jonckers

Maison Armand Jonckers www.armandjonckers.com – Manalys Boulevard de Waterloo 11 1000 Brussels – The Maison Armand Jonckers is first of all a family story that unites two generations of creators. From design to production in the Ixelles workshop, Alexandra, Grégoire and Armand Jonckers produce exclusive, inspired pieces, hand-crafted works of art that combine refined metals, precious minerals, colored resins and…

Arnd Christian Muller

Arnd Christian Muller www.momentum.net.cn – Samsonite Boulevard de Waterloo 9 1000 Brussels – Arnd Christian Muller’s work is all about minimalism and the awareness of subtle beauty in rearrangements of everyday objects. He transfers simple, familiar items into new surroundings or contexts and our perception of them transcends their original meaning. Typically, when an object catches Arnd’s fascination, he gives…

Olivier Vitry – Claisse Architectures

Olivier Vitry – Claisse Architectures www.claisse-architectures.be – Hästens Boulevard de Waterloo 8 1000 Brussels – Since 2011, Olivier Vitry has worked at CLAISSE ARCHITECTURES, where he is now an administrator. With his associates, Benjamin DEBACKER and Liliane KNOPES, he designs architectural projects with passion, stringency and paying particular attention to those details which create or recreate exceptional places. Alongside this…

Joachim Froment – Hastens

Joachim Froment www.joachimfroment.com – Hästens Boulevard de Waterloo 8 1000 Brussels – Joachim Froment is a young Belgian designer who graduated from a Master degree at the Royal College of Art in Design Products. He is currently working in Copenhagen for Jens Martin Skibsted (Skibsted ID), L. Larson and B. Ingels (Kibisi) designing E-bikes (for Biomega), lights (for Hay) and…

Dazibao – Hastens

Dazibao – Hästens Boulevard de Waterloo 8 1000 Brussels – Dazibao was founded by Camille Coppens in 2017. After graduating in communication and public relations at IHECS Brussels, Camille started a second Master’s degree in Management at EADA Business School in Barcelona where she discovered the excitement of entrepreneurship and was inspired to take on the challenge of launching her…

René Gonne – Wolfers

René Gonne – Wolfers Boulevard de Waterloo 1 1000 Brussels – René-Henry Gonne is since 1979 business lawyer at the Brussels Bar. After being from 2000 to the end of 2016 managing partner of the Brussels division of a US firm of the top 20, he decided to continue this activity in his own firm “Tossens Goldman Gonne”, and give…