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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.


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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


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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Cologne Design Week seen by DSTV

DSTV visited the "Passagen" and took an exclusive look around and caught some vibrant atmosphere in those locations:

1. designers fair at RheinTriadem
2. Global Street Food at Meiré & Meiré
3. Sidispot - Best of Spanish Interior Design


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Cologne Design Week III seen by DSTV

Third day of imm cologne, and today we introduce our stand at hall 3.1 / young professionals. All over the blue carpet there are products from more than 50 exhibitors, coming from 16 countries all around the world. Awesome!

2. Kölnischer Kunstverein, Alfredo Häberli


City + Country Portraits

Angela Spizig

Angela Spizig is Mayor of Cologne and cultural and educational politician. It was an honour that she came especially to our DESIGNSPOTTER stand at imm cologne 09 for an interview about Cologne as a design hot spot and some very interesting aspects according to creative spaces in Cologne. (german version)



Suco de Laranja by hardcuore

A fresh citric shower from Brasil. Ingredients: Fresh Oranges, Funk, humor and a pinch of Rio de Janeiro.

Keep up, Marcos Leta.


People Portraits

Masquerade by Aziz K.

Masquerade is a thesis film from Aziz Kocanaogullari (Academy of Art in San Francisco). It's overall been done in about three months and realised with music by Ghinzu - Jet Sex, a great band from Belgium.



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CONTAIN Gallery grand opening

Theres a new arrival in Colognes design family: CONTAIN Gallery -selected design editions- is Colognes first gallery focused on young international design supported by DESIGNSPOTTER.

From now on there is a place in the heart of Colognes creative Belgian Quarter for exhibitions from the progressive world of young design.


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Sony at Salone del Mobile in Milan

For the first time ever, a showcase of Sony Design was revealed exclusively as part of the Milano Salone del Mobile 2010 exhibition last month. This was a visual insight into Sonys creative essence and evolving approach to future living room design

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