Belgium

VVD II RESIDENCE

A Sanctuary and a Refuge —a Place Where Time Stands Still

Like a physician swearing the Hippocratic Oath, architect Vincent Van Duysen takes his role in creating spaces very seriously.

valerie_objects

Five Years of Design

After five years, valerie_objetcs mission has remained the same: blend everyday objects with unique signature styles.

Kanaal

The Art Manifesto of Axel Vervoordt

Kanaal represents the philosophy that Axel Vervoordt began to develop in the late 1960s and it is an important milestone in his life.

Axel Vervoordt

How the Story of a Style Evolves

We share a weekend with Axel Vervoordt to discuss travel, collecting and style.

Villa Empain

East, West, Time Machine

The gardener and I greet each other. The leaves that he prunes fall on top of and in between the pebbles. Many times before, he has seen the impressive beauty of Villa Empain.

August

A Conversation with Vincent Van Duysen

It was no weather for a wool shirt, but August’s chapel-turned-into-a-bar kept me cool enough.

Arno Declercq

Modern Black Totems

Arno Declercq designs seem to possess a certain mythical and totemic quality that departs from the presence of the object in the space.

Valerie Traan Gallery

Collecting subjects and objects

In what used to be an old convent in Antwerps historical centre, Valerie Traan Gallery is constantly exploring the boundaries of art, design & architecture.