Opening as part of the Interieur Festival, the former AZ Groeninge Sint-Maarten Hospital plays host to many innovative installations by young talents who have been inspired by the unique architecture of the disused space
A deserted hospital, airport lighting and more at Biennale Interieur 2018
Biennale Interieur (18-22 October) opens for its 26th edition this year. Coined as Belgium’s biggest interiors and design fair, it showcases international launches at its fairground in Kortrijk, while an abandoned hospital is home to a flurry of alluring installations by young talents. Below we round up the highlights to look out for...
At the entrance of hospital, visitors are greeted by this light installation by Sabine Marcelis promising to offer an immersive ‘moment of magic’
Belgian designer Frederik Delbart was named Interieur’s Designer of the Year, and a special exhibition at the fair displays his most recent works including this ‘Mira’ mirror and ‘RectoVerso’ table and trestles in Van den Weghe marble
Belgian designer Bram Kerkhofs impressed judges with his clever set of ‘Coil’ cabinets, winning him the Intérieur Spaces and Objects award. The delicate semi-transparent curtain is composed of elastic woven ropes which you can pull open, and also allow the products inside to be viewed as moving silhouettes as you walk past
Nortstudio’s strikingly colourful ‘Urban shapes’ benches are an unmissable new launch. The graphic pieces are made up of geometric grid modules which can be built into different configurations, all taking inspiration from building materials and public spaces
French duo SCMP Design agency were also winners of the Objects Award with their playful ‘Runway’ lamp. The pendant light is inspired by airport lighting found on runways and is composed of four LED aluminum heads