BRUSSELS.- Design September, the annual meeting for people passionate about design, collects more than 100 cultural and commercial events in Brussels. The city becomes, for a whole month, the platform for meetings with belgian and international designers such as: Michele de Lucchi, Tom Dixon, BarberOsgerby, Ron Arad, Patrick Jouin, David Trubridge, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Maarten Baas, Karim Rashid and Ora Ito. For its sixth anniversary the festival will put forward the different applications of design and the multidisciplinary interactions between different design applications such as furniture design, product design, urban design, architecture, prototypes, strategic design, jewelry creation, illustration, food design,
.and particlurarly this year graphic and textile design. Other specificity, young creators take part in this 2012 edition.
A great diversity of qualitative events, proposed by a lot of associations and independent organizations, enrich the cultural side of Design September; exhibitions, lectures, Brussels Design Market, Pecha Kucha, Designers opendoors,
During the whole month the emblematic design shops, pop-up stores and flagship stores will have a special setting about one trademark, or a designer and his new products. Limited editions, prototypes and luxurious products will be part of the landscape of Design September 2012.
A meeting platform (D-Platform)
A meeting patform for discussion will take place un TAG city, an dis organized by KNUT. This platform will propose a rich an various program : discussions, meetings, exhibitions, projections, workshops,
A place to discuss the events of the festival, design while drinking something refreshing.
Young Belgian Design.
The D-Platform will be in a central place off the festival and surounded by 12 other galleries for the exhibition New Exhibit Design. TAG city, based at Passage Rogier, opens 12 galleries to the creation of young designers.
Another exhibition of a collectif of young Belgian designers « Homologie » will take place in Espace Wallonie.
Walloon, Brussels and even Flemish
This year the festival will me enriched by Flemish creators « De Invasie » at the exhibition « Colour » at La Fabrika.
A great institution with various events.
Civa will host 4 events arround design during the festival : exhibitions about architecture, textile and even a discussion about graphic design.
In 2012, Design September shows a nice number of events arround graphic design : opendoors, a workshop with TSTO (Finnish) and a verry nice exhibition calles « Visual Grammar » by Modern Theory.