The 4th edition
The 2022 edition will again be organized in the beautiful Gare Maritime site at Tour & Taxis, as one of the highlights of the Brussels Design September program.
Contemporary Design Market wants to stay connected to the real world. While today’s multicultural society offers a rich palette of flavours, styles, colours and smells, this diversity has yet to fully find its way into the design world. That is why CDM wants to broaden the reference frames we all grow up with and explore what happens when we leave the beaten track.
With the Binôme project,
CDM encourages this experiment from within, setting up a dialogue between a Belgian designer and an artist from a different cultural background. Both participants examine who they are, what sets them apart, and what values they hold dear. In short: they explore ‘the stuff they’re made of’, both literally and figuratively. As a merger of talents, the result of every Binôme is unique.
For the general selection of the participants as well,
CDM specifically reaches out to artists and designers from all walks of life and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Thus, CDM wants to contribute to a more inclusive design world – one where our cultural histories come together. CDM explores if and how we can create a new shared (visual) language.
First and foremost, CDM aims to be an inspirational platform and a meeting place. CDM wants to widen our gaze and inspire young people to enrol in creative programs – a choice that, even a mere generation ago, was far from self-evident. CDM wishes to showcase design that is a more representative cross-section of a society that is constantly changing. By looking for a common thread in a world of difference, CDM contributes to a new societal equilibrium.
CDM now invites the public todiscover Belgium designers working to the 2022 edition!
Guest of Honor Studio khachatryan
Studiokhachatryan is a Brussels-based interior architecture and design studio founded in 2010 by Noro Khachatryan.
Its practice ranges from sculptural objects to architectural design, elements for public and residential spaces, blending traditional craftsmanship with analytical gestures and natural materials.
While many works are self-produced, others are manufactured in cooperation with international, high-end industrial or artisanal partners.
Young Guest of Honor
Thibeau Scarceriaux studied industrial product design in Kortrijk and Amsterdam, and furniture design in Mechelen. Hij is currently active as object designer and photographer. As object designer he wants to break taboos by creating objects and functional art pieces that stimulate conversations.
Gilles Mayk Navangi
Gilles Mayk Navangi
Gilles Mayk Navangi (°1990) is a painter, illustrator and
sculptor. He graduated from the Superior School of Art and Design
of Amiens as a graphic designer.
His eclectic vision pushes him to express his creativity in
multiple ways by approaching different supports & mediums.
… His work focuses on the phenomenon of civilization, with a
particular interest in primordial African culture. This need
to reappropriate the cultural heritage in an artistic practice is
manifested through the new artistic and creative Afro Descendant
In his work he also proposes a graphic representation of the
human body and nature and in parallel, a reflection on the
Pieter Bostoen (°1983) is a multi-talented creative with a background in interior design. Since his graduation at the Luca School of Arts in Ghent he has been researching several fields in arts and design believing that good design makes a cross-over between different design disciplines. His Ghent based studio pieterbostoen.com, founded in 2010, provides companies, governments and non-profit organizations with interior, graphic and product design solutions.
In both Angular, a brand of 3D printed jewelry, and Antimaterie, where he translates ceramics into a contemporary context, a unique design language can be recognized, with graphical and geometrical elements, and a combination of traditional and modern craftsmanship.
Meet the DESIGNERS
WHERE & WHEN :
SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2022 – 9AM > 6PM
SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2022 – 9AM > 5PM
TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime
Address : Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The Contemporary Design Market will share the floor with the Brussels Design Market, the largest event dedicated to 20th century design consistently attracting over 7 000 visitors! For the 4th consecutive year, we are proud to dedicate a special area to contemporary design!
The Contemporary Design Market is an exclusive exposure and sales platform for both established and upcoming Belgium based designers working across design disciplines and with a variety of mediums. It is a unique opportunity to discover designers, meet up-and-coming talents, and of course, acquire authentic Belgian design pieces.
Contemporary Design Market is part of the Design September programme and is an initiative of Design September, Flanders DC and Wallonie Design.
Professionals, collectors, dealers, architects and design lovers of all kinds are invited to discover the very best of the Belgian contemporary design scene. Carefully selected by a committee of experts, the designers will showcase their latest creations for one weekend only.
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