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Interieur 08 - 21. Design Biennale in Kortrijk/Belgium

History of the Belgian Design Biennale:

The not-for-profit Interieur Foundation was set up in Kortrijk, Belgium, in 1967. Its main objective was 'the promotion of creativity in the field of contemporary design'.

The first Interieur Biennale for creative interior design took place the following year in the brand-new 'Hallen' in Kortrijk. The new venue was more than just another building for holding exhibitions, but rather a model venue: the local industry had insisted on such strict criteria that it became the most modern and up-to-date venue in Belgium at the time. The Interieur Biennale has taken place every other year since, at the same venue, called 'Kortrijk Xpo' and expanded from 1 to 6 halls (from 6,020 to 30,815 sq m).

The autonomous not-for-profit Interieur Foundation originated within the Kortrijk Chamber of Commerce, where the original offices were located. In 1989, the Interieur offices moved to a listed 19th century patrician's house in the centre of Kortrijk. A former hydrotherapy institute, it is an important building in the social history of Kortrijk.

In 1994, the Interieur Foundation received an 'honorary mention' at the European Community Design Prize, the highest distinction possible for non-commercial organisations in this, the most prestigious European-wide design prize.

The show is taking place every two years.

Find out all participants and winners of the design competition at the official  website.


People Portraits

Prof. Peter Raacke: Designmai 07 Berlin

The perfect backdrop to visit Professor Peter Raacke in the Germanys capital.

Scene of the Crime: Sushi Circle & Haus am Waldsee
Weapons: Camera, microphone and many questions

© DS TV 2007, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


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DS @ IMM Cologne 2008: 450 sqm for our FABULOUS FIFTY. Enough space for everybody to present their lamps, tables, wallstickers, benches, couches, seats and storages to the world public.

© DS TV 2008, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


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DS @ IMM 2008: Exhibitors

Take a quick tour through our DESIGNSPOTTER exhibition area and listen to our exhibitors voices
- it´s the easiest way to get an idea of what happens within a whole week of trade show ... and parties :-)

© DS TV 2008, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


City + Country Portraits

The Design Project: Paris, ENSAD


ENSAD was founded in 1767 and is now a fully fledged design faculty. The project team have been founded from different disciplines and have come together for the GLK project.


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Design & Emotion

Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe present over 200 items detached from traditional classifications of function, style, materials.
This exhibition focuses on the visceral appeal of products and defines the popular concept of emotional design.


People Portraits

Sagmeister 08

"Things I have learned in my life", Stefan Sagmeister Show in SOHO/New York.

Watch out for the video, realized by HillmanCurtis film and video.


City + Country Portraits

GreenPix Documentary

GreenPix: 2,200 sqm LED media wall powered by solar panels. Alexandra Lerman published a documentary about the GreenPix on which Simon Giostra, founder of Simone Giostra & Partners, explains the challenge to design and build this gigantic media wall, with the help of engineering experts ARUP.


People Portraits

Design + Emotion: Manfred Gotta

Twingo, Megaperls an Smart - Manfred Gotta is Germany´s name inventor number one.

See the interview (in german) in the course of the Design + Emotion exhibition of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.


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KISD Graduation 2008: phase08

One of the older more cultivated traditions at the Köln International School of Design is to send the graduates of the design department off with a great display and even greater festivity and to celebrate with them an exhibition. DS TV took a look around.
© DS TV 2008, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


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Chris O´Shea: Audience

Audience, conceived by rAndom International, is an installation consisting of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention.

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