What translates into Japanese as “bead on a ring”? Tamawa it is! This Belgian design brand plays on the beauty of Bakelite beads. Bakelite, an early plastic, was developed in 1907 by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland and today still worldwide known as billiard balls. Tamawa took the material into a new direction: design objects and accessories. Read the rest of this entry »
Wallpaper confirms what we already know: Belgium is a design nation! For the very first time, the international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper includes Belgium in its top ten style and design nations. Read the rest of this entry »
Mirror mirror on the wall… who is the fairest mirror of them all? We were wondering ourselves, so we decided to put 5 Belgian designed/made mirrors together. Picking a favourite is not our thing, so it’s up to you to reply “the … mirror is the fairest of them all.” To make it difficult we decided to take 5 different design styles, sizes and ideas. So be ready to reflect! Read the rest of this entry »
When it’s cold outside and you don’t really feel like strolling around Belgians finnest shopping districts, then it’s up to the Love Belgium team to provide you with an alternative. And what’s better then sitting in front of the fireplace while discovering some great new Belgian webshops? We’ll make sure that you find the finest “all Belgian” Christmas gift for your girl or boyfriend. So get into those velvet pj’s and start clicking that “home delivery” button! Read the rest of this entry »
Some emerging young designers are paving the roads for a contemporary Belgian design legacy. The one that jumps out the most is Brussels born Sylvain Willenz. After studying at the Royal College of Art in London, he opened his Brussels based studio in 2004. Since then he created an impressive collection design objects, ranging from lightning products to furniture.
You could call him the master of mass production, as all of his products are made with a strong sense of process knowledge. Combining this with a love for materials (rubber being one of his fetish) plus a straightforward approach and you end up with simple yet strong design solutions. His products are fresh, designed for the current market, but still fun, approachable, and desirable. Read the rest of this entry »