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Reactivate Design – New interiors for exceptional collection items

When 31 Mar 2017 10:00 AM to
07 May 2017 05:30 PM
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Design museum Gent has a very rich collection, a large part of which is currently in the depot. These objects, often designed for a specific interior or a specific context, seem to wait patiently for a new destination or a new story in which they can play a significant role. The design studio ‘Issues from practice’ from the Master of Interior Architecture at KU Leuven (campus Sint-Lucas Gent), started working from this fascinating finding. 16 students took a close look at 16 collection pieces and examined possible scenarios for these items. Which new life stories can we imagine for these objects? For each collection piece, the students designed an interior of 25m². Their imagination opens up unexpected perspectives on known and lesser known objects from Henry van de Velde, Pieter De Bruyne, Michael Graves, Maarten Van Severen and others. In the salons of Hôtel De Coninck, they enter into dialogue with each other.


Designers

Arteluce, Cini Boeri, Andrea Branzi, Pieter De Bruyne, Frank O. Gehry, Michael Graves, Shiro Kuramata, Jean Lemmens, Jean Nouvel, Onbekend, Gerrit Rietveld, Victor Servranckx, Borek Sipek, Henry Van de Velde, Maarten Van Severen

Students

Mohammad Sadegh Babaiy Zonouzi, Fien Breyne, Roselie Brussen, Laura Callewaert, Lise Caluwé, Justine Devlaminck, Eva Dewulf, Michiel Hutsebaut, Elisabeth Impens, Lien Nobels, Pieter-Jan Snoeck, Jelke Soenens, Gaëlle-Madeleine Spaas, Elise Van hoeck, Charlotte Vanden Bussche, Justine Vandewoude 

Teachers/curators

Fredie Floré, Arnaud Hendrickx

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