Collectible 2023 presents a curated selection of designs “where visitors can witness the making of design history”

Financial support: International design fair Collectible returns to Brussels to showcase the latest in contemporary collectible design, including bespoke commissions, limited editions and one-offs.

The fair will take place from 9th to 12th March 2023 at the Tour & Taxis warehouses in Brussels, Belgium. She will present a curated selection of designs from architects, design studios and emerging and established galleries.

Visitors can experience “design history in the making”. Image: Knitted light by Sangmin Oh. Image above: Sculptures by Coline Le Quenven

The show will feature three core areas – Main, Bespoke and Curated – each of which will showcase a “carefully curated selection of pieces at the confluence of design, architecture and art”.

This year the fair also includes two new areas called New Garde and Architect <=> designers.

“Collectible breaks with the traditional fair format and seeks to reinterpret the design fair model by offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in an open and integrated space where galleries, design studios, institutions and foundations come together,” explained the founders of Collectable. Clelie Debehault and Liv Vaisberg.

Red and orange vase
Each piece presented at the event has been carefully selected. Image: Pleats Vase by Didi NG Wing Yin

The main area of ​​the fair will feature pieces from Galerie Vivid, which will be participating for the first time and will showcase the work of Armenian-born designer Noro Khachatryan, while Galerie MiniMasterpiece will spotlight 40 unique pieces of jewelry and Objects with Narratives have created an immersive Dining Experience called What’s For Dinner.

Floor Projects also explores the act of eating and features the work of Anna Aagaard Jensen exploring surreal eating habits. The Frozen Fountain will showcase a selection of emerging and established designers from the Dutch design scene, while Mia Karlova Gallery will showcase ‘functional sculptures’ and TABLEAU will showcase floral art installations and design.

The Maison Commun gallery showcases jewelry based on everyday objects, while the Z7 gallery showcases a diverse range of collectibles. Sinople will present a series of pieces that “explore the boundaries of design and functional art”.

Green sculptural object on a black background
The show highlights a range of sculptural collectibles. Image: Sculpture by Steven Edwards

Collectible’s Bespoke area focuses on innovative materials such as biomaterials, high-tech recycled materials and materials created through artisanal techniques.

Participating designers include Carla Baz, who will present a marble-based design project; Maarten De Ceulaer, who will show pieces from his Mutation and Stained Glass series, while design studio Heim + Viladrich will present objects by Rotterdam designer Laurids Gallé and Zaventem Ateliers founder Lionel Jadot will present his new collection.

Light design with rainbow colored swirls
The fair will take place from March 9th to 12th, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. Image: Lamp by Maarten De Ceulaer, Stained Glass Series. Photo by Adriaan Hauwaert

The Bespoke section also includes the work of the Waiting for Ideas creative studio, which presents objects linked to the youth of the designer Jean-Baptiste Anotin, marked “by his family history in the automotive industry”.

Other design studios exhibiting at Bespoke are SB26 and Samuel Accoceberry, who will be exploring the limits of metalworking in the manufacture of furniture and lighting, and ÆTHER/MASS, who will be showcasing experimental sculptures.

Chair made from recycled materials
Thousands of collectibles are on display. Image: Lolly Chair by Vadim Kibardin

Curated follows the theme “What is your story?” and will focus on collaborations among creators aiming to “restore and strengthen a collective power of grassroots creativity”.

“What is your story?” will focus on networks that a new generation of artists, designers and architects are building together to restore and strengthen a collective force of creativity from the grassroots, alongside local communities, artisans and manufacturers”, said Debehault and Vaisberg.

Stone geometric furniture
The fair includes a selection of pieces at the “confluence of design, architecture and art”. Image: Sculptural furniture by Noro Khachatryan

what’s your story presents pieces from designers and studios including Louise Begue Teissier, Zuzanna Spaltabaka, Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland, Max Funkat, Yuma Kano, Dilara Kan Hon, Studio Eidola, Maria Tsilogianni, Sangmin Oh, Gemma Barr, WKND Lab Didi NG Wing Yin and Ori Orisun Merhav.

Also represented are Atelier Duyi Han, Coline Le Quenven, EDXXKAT, Earthstone, Lenny Stopp, Annelie Grimwade, Henrik Ødegaard and Jibbe Van Schie.

Abstract sculptural piece with citrus fruits balanced on it
The fair runs from March 9th to 12th. Sculptural image is by Gert Wessels. Photography by Jasper Timmermans

“The past few years have been marked by a plethora of new galleries or collectives dedicated to contemporary design around the world, all driven by the desire to create a platform for the designers of our time to inspire them,” according to the fair .

“Collectible 2023 recognizes and showcases these new galleries or collectives by offering them the opportunity to establish themselves internationally.”

Yellow and purple abstract sculptural form
Collectible aims to highlight the latest trends in design. Sculpture is Alves Ludovico. The photograph is by Alves Ludovico

“The past few years have been marked by a plethora of new galleries or collectives dedicated to contemporary design around the world, all driven by the desire to create a platform for contemporary designers to inspire them,” said the founders .

“Collectible 2023 recognizes and showcases these new galleries or collectives by offering them the opportunity to establish themselves internationally.”

Mirrored design placed on the wall
The platform was launched in 2018. The image is a metal wall piece by Samuel Accoceberry. The photo is by Yosuke Kojima

The second new category of Collectible called Architect <=> Designer is dedicated exclusively to the work of interior designers and architects selected by Belgian interior designer Nicolas Schuybroek.

These include Edgar Jayet, Corpus Studio, AdriAn Blanc, Marion Bernard Architectes and Béton Brut presenting the Low Collection by Benni Allan of EBBA Architects.

Collectible aims to highlight the latest trends in design. The event’s galleries and designers were curated by a committee of creative industry experts, including Michelin chef Nick Bril; Director General of the MAK Museum, Lilli Hollein; architect and designer Glenn Sestig; and Vice-Chancellor of the London Royal College of Art, Dr. Paul Thompson.

The platform was founded in 2018 by Paris-based art and design consultant Clélie Debehault and Rotterdam-based artistic director Liv Vaisberg.

To learn more about Collectible, visit the website.

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