Category: Edition 2019

Velasco Vitali

TOD’S | Velasco Vitali www.velascovitali.com represented by lkff.be gallery With boundless energy and determination, Italian artist Velasco Vitali (born Bellano 1960) disembarks in Brussels during Uptown Art & Design. For more than 20 years now Velasco Vitali has studied extensively the theme of lost (ghost) cities; painting them, sculpting impressions and creating monumental installations inspired by the often desperate situations that led…

Perspective.brussels | CAD

Perspective.brussels | CAD CAD Brussels www.cad.be The CAD is a private college of design located in Brussels, offering education in English in the fields of interior architecture, design, advertising, graphic & digital design, UX design, motion design and 3D image design. The CAD is a school for creative people where practice is the basis of the teaching method. Students are…

Limited Edition | Caroline Notté

Limited Edition | Caroline Notté carolinenotte.com “Landscape is a weaving of shapes and colors, I draw my creative strength from nature that never ceases to amaze us and that we must preserve and venerate”. Caroline Notté, architect and multidisciplinary artist creates amazing worlds where color, matter and shapes play essential roles in her compositions: her projects are sublimated by her…

19-Kure | JEJOO STUDIO

Kure | JEJOO STUDIO JEJOO STUDIO. Cross-cultural development.  Pascale Dedoncker and Yoon Jung Barbé are Korean-Belgian. Today one is based in Brussels, the other in Seoul. Their path is the result of their dual identity. They aspire to reinvent codes between Korea and Europe, and bridge connections between the two cultures. Pascale and Yoon are brand, product and project consultants.…

2TEC2

2TEC2 We are proud to have 2TEC2 as partner for Uptown Design 2019. www.2tec2.com

19 – Kure-Studio Biskt

Kure  |  Studio Biskt www.studiobiskt.com Together, Charlotte Gigan (ceramist) and Martin Duchêne (designer) form the creative studio : Studio Biskt. A dual universe where ideas arise from hybridizations between industrial processes and manual skills. The many experiments involved in the appearance of new forms and functions that draw their inspiration in the architectural field. Their creations whose aesthetics are never…

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise-Veerle Symoens

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise  | Veerle Symoens www.veerlesymoens.com During her job in PR and journalism, Veerle Symoens started instinctively tearing out images that caught her eye in all the magazines that crossed her hands. She set to work with scissors, glue, paint, markers and any other material to recreate a very personal composition and atmosphere from these images. Today, her mixed…

25 – Scabal – Pierre Lallemand

Scabal  | Pierre Lallemand pierrelallemand.eu Semantics play le fil du temps gradually links together Pierre Lallemand’s works and creations. On the occasion of this event, a creative panoptic ranging from painting to objects will be presented: sculptures, architectural scale models, sketchbooks, architectures, bicycles, boats, cases, speakers…  These creations are all animated by the same preoccupations of the apprehension and sense that…

30 – Sofitel Brussels Le Louise JSandu

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise  | Jasbir Sandhu www.jsjustso.com Mathematician from Singapore living in Brussels, JASBIR SANDHU has always been fascinated by the geographical borders of countries. The contours of countries when traced with high precision give an amazing calligraphy effect. In collaboration with AXIA Design, they have developed a unique line of contemporary jewelry “Wearable Art” focusing on a universal theme…

30-Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Alliages Design

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise  | Alliages Design Alliages Design by Jean-Michel Dondelinger presents “Toupie”www.alliagesdesign.com The TOUPIE is a storage tower made up of metal BOXES that revolve around an off-centre pivot pole. Rising from the floor and reaching all the way up to the ceiling, the thin-walled TOUPIE is a moving object that is able to take on a whole string…

1 – Atelier de la Rose – Virginie Cardon

Atelier de la Rose | Virginie Cardon instagram.com/virginiecardon Initially her passion was for fabrics: materials, colours and their arrangement. Over the years, with a degree in fashion design from the Lannaux workshop in Brussels, Virginie Cardon de Lichtbuer has presented a collection of bags and accessories that are both whimsical and meticulous – a style in an array of colours. Always in…

14 – Hästens-Julémont

Hästens | Julémont Watches www.julemont-watches.com Bernard Julémont began his watchmaking career at IWC – Porsche Design in  1992. In 2001, he created the brand Raidillon alone, which he successfully sold in 2014 . He is passionate about design, architecture, and beautiful car bodies … He likes to revisit the curves and redefine sharp edges in order to offer truly different watches. He…

10_Herboristerie du pépin | Muntu

Herboristerie du Pépin | Muntu Muntu, presented at Herboristerie du pépin.muntuworld.org The Afro-contemporary aesthetic is a result of historical know-hows, innovation and soul. It draws from local sources and uses forms that come from the encounter of different cultures. It integrates the various external influences to which it is exposed and naturally unites these cultures in a harmonious result. The…

29 – Cercle de Lorraine – Eric Maquet

Cercle de Lorraine | Eric Maquet ericlucmaquet.be A Belgian architect from a long line of architects, director of a college of art, an artist first and a sculptor foremost. He was very interested in comic strips which he tried while a student. He was poised to become a car designer or an aeronautics  draftsman or an endless number of things. From glass…

Project Store by Greta Marta – Lukas Cober

Project Store by Greta Marta | Lukas Cober www.lukascober.com Lukas Cober was born in 1989 and raised in Aachen, the city on the tripoint of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Between 2010 and 2015 he studied product design at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design as well as the Faculdade de Belas Artes Lisboa. During his studies and several years…

25 – Façonnable – François Coppens

Façonnable | François Coppens www.francoiscoppens.com François Coppens is a follower of the “Kodama” philosophy, which attributes a spirit to the tree. It has a unique character and experience, which can be found in the material that composes the work. Working and transforming the wood must be done with the respect that the tree deserves. Thus, the woodworker uses only solid wood, and…

23-OBUMEX – Avandi

OBUMEX | Avandi www.avandistudio.com AVANDI creates durable products that seamlessly blend technology and craft in a sculptural way. The studio stands for honest and ethical design and generates well crafted objects that add value to everyday life. Designer Ariane van Dievoet likes to playfully combine materials such as hardwood, stone, concrete, metal, leather or cork. She enjoys experimenting with new forms and…

20 – Hackett – Nick Peeters

Hackett | Nick Peeters Nick Peeters is a visual artist and designer. His first collection of objects and installations were made by translating the intangible (sound) into functional matter. New works will be premiered during Uptown Design Tour 2019.

18 – La Perla- Irene Maria Ganser

La Perla | Irene Maria Ganser Irene Maria Ganser focuses on the handcrafted, individual designprocess with a touch of exlusivity and subtle details. Living and working in Vienna the artist designer finds inspiration for her unique creations being surrounded by a rich tradition of art foundry craftsmanship. Irene Maria Ganser creates works of art with a purpose. Her tables are like pieces…

16 – White Impulse – Yves Ullens- Gauthier Poulain

White Impulse | Yves Ullens & Gauthier Poulain Yves Ullens www.traqueurdelumieres.com Photography is and has always been for me the ideal medium to express emotions. The particular energy brought by light and colour is vital both in my private and professional life. Light, as the only form of energy we can see, presents itself as colour. My photographs allow the viewer and…

15 – Samsonite – Coup de Foudre

Samsonite | Coup de Foudre coup-de-foudre.be We  (Goedel Vermandere & Jan Arickx) create light sculptures from porcelain. They are remarkable for their sensuous quality and their harmony. Imperfection, fragility, transparency of the material and organic forms are the cornerstones of our works. Our creations are incorporated in the spaces for which they were produced. These spaces are the common ground that we…

14 – Hästens-WOOD LO, Laurence Le Maire

 Hästens | WOOD LO Laurence Le Maire www.wood-lo.com Laurence Le Maire created Wood-Lo in 2016. Alone in the launch of her project, shesurrounds herself today with skilled craftsmen to realize her creations in a refined, minimalist style, in wood and metal. A craft work and 100% Belgian, made of passion and noble materials for unique achievements! Wood-Lo’s production is essentially focused…

13 – Ermenegildo Zegna – Winston Cuevas

Ermenegildo Zegna | Winston Cuevas www.winstoncuevas.com Winston Cuevas (b. 1993 Chicago) is an American designer working and living in New York City. Launching in 2020, Cuevas’ eponymous studio on the Lower East Side of Manhattan focuses on the creation of exceptional and limited edition objects, furniture and lighting as well as interior projects. winstoncuevas.com  Mono Rose chair 2019 54” x 18” x 14” Frosted Optical…

12-Maxmoi – René Gonne

Max & moi | René Gonne www.renehenry.eu 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 himself the time to realize this…

11 – Natan – La licorne verte

Natan | La Licorne Verte www.lalicorneverte.com The vegetal creation workshop La Licorne Verte signs an explosive marriage between the natural and the artificial. Inventor of a technique to recreate plant life to integrate it into the world of Design, Hervé Mayon works for the French high-end brands and the most prestigious theater scenes. This know-how is also diverted to create…

9 – Bensimon- Falluce

Bensimon | Falluce www.falluce.be Yves Pauwels, Falluce – Design, creation and manufacturing of light and furniture objects since 2007. The artistic and sculptural objects are made in own atelier as unique pieces or in small series for private and public spaces. —DIKARYA, series of lighting objects— Name: DIKARYA 01, 02, 03, 04Year of production: 2019 Dikarya are a series of lighting…

8 – Gil Galway- Les Petites Crollées

Gil Galway | Les Petites Crollées www.lespetitescrollees.fr Les Petites Crollées is the story of an improbable encounter between Catherine, a resident of Liege, passionate about Fashion and Fabienne, a french woman passionate and pointed about Design who came to live in Belgium. After 4 years of training in upholsterer, we designed and created our own armchair, an armchair that could be…

7 – Atelier de Coloration- GILLES WERBROUCK

Atelier de Coloration | GILLES WERBROUCK www.gilleswerbrouck.com Gilles Werbrouck is trained as a Fashion Knitwear Designer and Knitted Textiles Designer. During his bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design & Tailoring at the Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer in Brussels he interns at Annemie Verbeke, where his interest in knit started. He then decides to study and complete two master’s degrees at the…

6 – La Vitrine – Aldo Mazzoni

La Vitrine | Aldo Mazzoni obc.myportfolio.com Aldo Mazzoni, presented at “La Vitrine” — Out of the Box Concepts or OBC is a creative studio that works on various fields. From PRODUCT DESIGN toSCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, interior architecture,SCENOGRAPHY and more. Inert, like the material that composes it, concrete is destined for an existence without life, stuck in its eternal sadness. But creativity has this surprising power to breathe life into the boring. No more heavy…

4 – Maries Corner Concept Store Ola-dele Kuku

Marie’s Corner Concept Store | Ola-dele Kuku www.ola-delekuku.com Ola-Dele Kuku (architect – artist) Belgium / Nigeria Ola-Dele Kuku studied architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI- Arc), in Los Angeles, Ca, USA, and SCI-Arc (European Programme) in Vico Mocorte,Ticino, Switzerland. His private practise (Ola-Dele Kuku Projects), initiated in Milan – Italy, and focused primarily on conceptual interventions in…

3 – The Rug Company – XNOVO DESIGN

The Rug Company – XNOVO DESIGN www.xnovodesign.com Christophe Sergeant, Belgian interior architect and designer, founder of Brussels based design agency XNOVODESIGN, advocates the shape as an aim in its own right without being secondary to a functional aspect. His approach, on the brink between design and sculpture, as in a mix-up of artistic disciplines, produces furniture with a strong scenographic…

Clémentine Barzin – Godmother of our 6th edition

Clémentine Barzin | Godmother of our 6th edition We are proud to have Clémentine Barzin as godmother of our 6th edition Clémentine BarzinMember of Brussels ParliamentCity Councillor, city of Brussels ” Brussels is an international capital city. It is also at the same time a town and a region. As a political woman committed to both of these levels, I want to protect and…

Greeters.brussels

We are proud to have Greeters.brussels as partner for Uptown Design 2019. 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…