Curated by Elien Haentjens
Journalist and Belgian curator Elien Haentjen’s latest collection – which includes sustainable use of material wastes, tactile approaches to textile, and experimental jewellery – speaks to the variety of narratives and identities in the Belgian contemporary design scene as well as the sensual tactility that each piece evokes. Haentjens describes that these “creations are an invitation to slow down and to emotionally connect” and that, with this moment of connection, “their subtle beauty evokes quietness in our turbulent, often digitally driven world”.
Photo: “Knit” Pendant Light
by Joachim Froment / FUTUREWAVE
Curated by William Bagnoli
As a collection, NEW TRADITIONS explores the uncomfortable, odd, and peculiar side of contemporary German design. It encourages audiences to reconsider their understanding of such an influential design scene and encounter the diverse, experimental, and undefinable contemporary collectible design scene of today.
Collective Memory / Self-Expression
Curated by Ana Dominguez Siemens
illuminating a design scene infused with multidisciplinary craft traditions and characterised by energetic and open-minded makers, “Collective Memory/Self-Expression” offers a view into a creative community seeking to share their individual artistic perspectives and reinvigorate Spanish design heritage in the present.