In Europe, we have a few key fairs or 'salons' as we say in French, throughout the continent to visit each year. We have Maison et Objet here in Paris, which is commercially fantastic for lifestyle and interior brands, ArtBasel to have a look at the newest in the Contemporary Fine Art world, the Milan Design Week frenzy... which let's be honest - we end up networking and partying just about as much as we end up discovering the new up and coming furniture trends as there is just TOO much!
Collectible Design, a brand new fair hosted in Brussels, Belgium is dedicated to collectible design furniture pieces and is exactly what (we) and Europe needed. Finally, we will have a place to go and explore a curated selection of the most compelling contemporary designers and galleries in the heart of Europe.
My first impression from the beautiful website was sleek, chic and modern which was only made all the better once I met with co-founder Liv Vaisberg and her team which were beyond humble, generous and kind. Good aesthetics are important but good aesthetics backed up by good vibes is even more important !
For a first time show the list of participating galleries and designers is super impressive with names like Spazio Nobile, valerie_traan galerie, Victor Hunt, OS & OSS and Paulin, Paulin, Paulin - to name a few. My mouth is watering and to be honest my only regret is that I am not able to make it there myself in person. If you happen to be in Europe and work in Furniture, Design and or Fine Art - please let me live vicariously through you and do not miss Collectible Design in Belgium this March.
Have a look at a few of the designers and galleries we love, who will be showing there next month.