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Tag: Belgium

Spotlight on: Belgian design

during our recent function+form design tour of antwerp we had a wonderful introduction to a great selection of belgian design brands at the quirky pop-up concept store, quatuor. housed inside one of the oldest, higgledy-piggledy buildings in antwerp, this design haven is spread across three floors, with each room stemming from a narrow staircase, creating a wonderful maze of stylish design finds to stumble upon at every turn… ETHNICRAFT for twenty years, ethnicraft have been creating timeless, sustainable furniture from solid

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Designcenter de winkelhaak

one of the most intriguing and creatively inspiring places we visited on the function+form bloggers trip to antwerp was designcenter de winkelhaak. an innovative creative arts venue in the heart of antwerp, designcenter de winkelhaak offers a vibrant co-working environment for architects, freelance designers and creative start-ups, alongside an original design shop, exhibition and events space, and bustling café serving what it calls ‘the best coffee in the whole of antwerp.’  de winkelhaak at the end of the 20th century, the

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Tables + Chairs

  it was such a pleasure to discover the beautiful designs of belgian furniture manufacturer heerenhuis on the recent bloggers design tour of antwerp with function+form. their manifesto is strikingly simple – “we make tables. that’s what we do.” with a refreshing no-nonsense approach, the company pride themselves on doing this one thing and doing it exceedingly well.. although they’ve also recently ventured into the world of seating and seem to be excelling at that too! run by geert legein and louis van haesebrouck, the company

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Belge une fois

we had precious little time to explore brussels having lost a day of our long weekend to eurostar delays, so in order to make the most of our visit i turned to a few of my belgian friends on twitter and facebook for recommendations on the very best sights, shops, cafés and museums to visit. the best tip i was given was to check out independent hotspots guide newplacestobe which turned out to be an absolutely wonderful gem of an

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Le Louise

a few weeks ago i was invited to visit brussels by accorhotels, and experience the vibrant, dynamic character of a city keen to shake off the negative stigma it has acquired following the paris shootings late last year, and show its true face as a thriving cosmopolitan european capital. having lived in london all my life i’m not one to scare easily, so i jumped at the chance to visit a city i’ve only ever visited once before – briefly – for a friend’s wedding, but

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waaay back in august i was whisked away for a wonderful weekend in ghent by the lovely folk at alpro, to experience the final night of their month-long residency at a fab little pop-up restaurant in the city. along with fellow ambassadors coralie and carole, we begun our alpro adventures getting a little more closely acquainted with the city that houses their headquarters, taking to the water to view the city in the most traditional way; by boat. located in the

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