Tag Archives: Belgian design

Finding Zen in the Minimalist Home Accessories of Michael Verheyden


The decorative mix-media minimalist home accessories of contemporary Belgian artisan Michael Verheyden are a remarkable example of how beauty in its purest form really comes from simple basic elements. Noble and durable materials like Carrara marble, solid walnut, concrete, bronze, … Continue reading

bling, bling in the luxurious glass of Anna Torfs

Belgian born glass artist and designer Anna Torfs is once again pushing the envelope of innovation and plush luxury with the vessels in her objects collection.  Rooted in traditional glass making techniques, but forward thinking in design, Anna is one … Continue reading

a new twist on sculpture as art and furniture

Perhaps not as well known as he should be, Belgian artist Walter Leblanc (1932-1986) is one of the most representative artists of op-art (optical illusion art) and a kindred to the Zero art movement of the late 1950s to mid … Continue reading

elle décor reincarnated for the home

Imagine putting your old issues of Elle Décor or any other shelter magazines to good use: this is precisely what Studio Jens Praet has been fine tuning with old magazines since 2007 when he created the first pieces for his … Continue reading

The whimsical beauty of glass

Last March on my way to the #1 of all global Art Fairs, TEFAF Maastricht in The Netherlands, I stopped in the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium to take in the astounding local “Flemish Primitive” paintings of Hans Memling … Continue reading

Enchanting stackables from Belgium

Alain Berteau is a young Belgian designer whose work is about reinventing old typologies in everyday objects through critical observation of function and “looks” and adding 21st century versatility.  He has been particularly successful with his simple-lined, practical and comfortable … Continue reading