Interieur 2010

18 Oct 2010

A few days ago, Friday to be more specific, was the start signal of Belgium's highly acclaimed design fair, INTERIEUR 2010. A big event (± 40.000 m²) that takes place every other year in Kortrijk. It is a platform for the world of design.

Interieur 2010

INTERIEUR took place for the first time in 1968 and will celebrate its 22th Biennale from 15 to 24 October 2010. If you love contemporary forms and creativity in interior design, this is the place to be for the next few days. It is the one event I always look forward to go for ideas, inspiration and eventually some buying. I'm going this week and hope to return with some cool stuff that I've seen and can share here on the blog.

Belgium's highly acclaimed biennial design fair.

The aim of the Interieur Foundation is to promote creativity in product development and design, through the means of a major international Biennale, which offers an overview of the most recent developments and the most successful projects in product development and design.

 — Interieur Foundation

Guest of honor

The event has worldwide recognition and there is always a guest of honor. Here are just a few guests picked randomly from previous editions:

  • 1974 Verner Panton (DK/CH)
  • 1980 Jean Prouvé (FR)
  • 1986 Philippe Starck (FR)
  • 1992 Dieter Rams (DE)
  • 1994 Japser Morrison (UK)
  • 2008 Jaime Hayon (ES)

Guest of honor this year is from Japan, Junya Ishigami. He will introduce his new, light and white world, where dream and reality will meet. His PICNIC project, an installation for the Design Biennale INTERIEUR 2010, is especially different, beautiful and fascinating. With its Japanese guest of honor, INTERIEUR 2010 dips its toes in a new world of architecture and design, a world where there is room for poetry, precision, technology, and art.

This is a studio/workplace constructed on the Kanagawa Institute of Technology campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.

Designer of the year

Designer of the year is Bram Boo. Bram's furniture designs are very recognizable. Because Bram Boo has an unusual approach to functionality and counts on the user's and viewer's flexibility to understand his furniture designs, there is always a somewhat disturbed but kind element of fun around his creations. You can see some work of Bram in an earlier article that I wrote here on the blog.

Comments

  1. 1 Tommy Carlier 22 Oct 2010

    Thanks for this blog post. I see that “Interieur 2010” ends this weekend. Being from Harelbeke (next to Kortrijk) and interested in design, I really want to go, based on your blog post.

  2. 2 Tony 28 Oct 2010

    I love the Bram Boo designs. Very cool. Also, thanks for linking your earlier article. It was a good read.