October 10th 2015 - March 13th 2016
Design Museum Gent
Jan Breydelstraat 5
+32 (0)9 267 99 99
Design museum Gent is collaborating with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam to present an overview of 200 years of design from Belgium and the Netherlands. About 500 design objects, ranging from intricately engraved silver, glassware and ceramics to contemporary furniture, fashion and graphic design, are exhibited in chronological order and in parallel. From Empire by way of the Neo-Renaissance to Art Deco and more recent developments like eco-design and social design: the exhibition reveals striking similarities and surprising differences between the two countries.
It is the first time that design practices in the Netherlands and Belgium are compared on this scale.
Dirk Vander Kooij contributed an Endless Chair to Design Derby Gent.