A virus has infected Rolls Concept Store and is spread all over. It’s infecting the building, the visitors and the exhibited products. The design viral is struggling with the walls, the floor and ceiling of the store. Against this context, 6 Flemish designers exhibit their work.
This exhibition is one of the 20 creative projects of Interieur Extra, the design track in the city center of Kortrijk during the Biennale Interieur fair. Curator Cas Moor and deBesteKamer have redesigned Rolls Concept Store with the support of Quinze & Milan. Six young talented creatives present and sell a selection of their work on the background of tailor made suits, class wines and affordable design. The whole shop in the Leiestraat in Kortrijk is their playground to make an inspiring exhibition. The result is a meeting space for design, fashion and lifestyle. Come and visit us!
OPENING HOURS/ DAILY FROM 12:00 - 21:00 (17 - 26 october)
ADDRESS/ LEIESTRAAT 13 - 8500 KORTRIJK (50 meter from the Central Square ‘Grote markt’)
More info about the design EXTRA parcours can be found here.
CAS MOOR/ Furniture and product design
Cas Moor is a furniture and product designer based in Ghent. Although he just graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Ghent), he already has an impressive portfolio with products for several national and international furniture labels. One of his products that will be exhibited and sold in our shop is the iconic doorstop bird in solid oak. < What we love about> Cas is his focus on the design process of products. When we first met him at the Passagen exposition in the Belgian House in Cologne, we were impressed by his insights to strip down an object to its essence. We are very proud that he accepted to be our curator!
ATELIER BELGE/ Furniture and product design
This young Belgian furniture label presents top-drawer design since 2008. As their name suggests, all of their products are 'made in Belgium'. A homegrown collection of work that incorporates durability, transparency and ranges from limited edition pieces to serial produced products all manufactured for life. <What we love about> Atelier Belge is their 'playful functionality'. In premiere, the Loopholes modular organizer (consisting of a frame with several fun tools) will be for sale in our shop.
ATELIER BONK/ Furniture design
Interior designer Tim Baute and graphic artist Stefaan De Croock joint creative forces in Atelier Bonk. Tim focuses on concept and form with a passion for metal and Stefaan creates drawings and murals by fast sucessions of lines and figures. Together they redesign simple day to day objects like coathangers, lampshades and benches into exciting and highly recognizable products. <What we love about> Atelier Bonk is the transformation from two-dimensional graphic art into a functional object. A typical example is the Bonk Bank that will be showcased: a solid metal bench with laser cut shapes. A miniature version of this bank in multiple bright colors will be for sale. And in première, a lampshade produced and sold via tossB will be presented.
TJIP/ Creative environments
Tjip was founded by Jakob Vyncke and Thomas Meesschaert, two energetic designers who share a passion in shaping environments. Their main focus is interior architecture, objects and form. Their fresh ideas come form daily aspects of life, nature and culture. <What we love about> TJIP is their way of celebrating nature in its purest form. The below banks for example are designed for the house of Sam De Bruyn, a famous Flemish radio voice. By showing the natural graphic of the wood each piece becomes unique.
INTERROR/ Furniture and product design
Belgian designer Tim Baute grew up in the metal workshop of his father and got passionate about shaping metal. To stimulate his creativity, he studied interior and furniture design in Ghent and Mechelen. His designs are approached by concept and form and with respect for material, environment and function. <What we love about> Interror is the art of merging concept and form. His S.Tool for example is an architectural interpretation of a classic stool. The result is a light but strong stackable seat with pure geometrical shapes.
KAAI 7/ Architecture and objects
The name of the architectural label by Jan Lefevere and Griet Vandermeersch refers to their building in the citycenter of Kortrijk. Last Christmas we sold their modern interpretation of the nativity scene in our shop, a metal plate with lasercut characters who play with light and shadow. <What we love about> KAAI 7 is the vintage twist of their simple designs. They designed the below table for the water label San Pellegrino with a remarkable support structure made from recycled wood.