For its fifth anniversary, the Design September festival will host the Designers Weekend. This event presents the international brands that are on the Belgian market in the showrooms of agents and importers and in the emblematic design shops of Brussels.
During the weekend of 24 and 25 September, the various addresses will be connected with a shuttle service. In addition to this commercial part of the programme, there will be more than 60 cultural events concerning design. Furniture, objects, industrial products, graphic design, architecture: the spectrum of applications of this industrial discipline is enormous. And it affects a wide public. For the sixth consecutive year, a host of associations, institutions and other independent organisations have tuned their violins together to offer, between 8 and 30 September 2011, a rich and varied programme: exhibitions, conferences, private showings, film viewings, tours of studios of designers, flea market, urban circuits, pecha kucha… In addition, this year, Design September is reviving a Vintage route which will bring together the most active Brussels antique dealers.
While championing its special features and giving preference to Belgian players, Design September is wide open to the international dimension.This year the festival once again prides itself on welcoming a broad panel of internationally recognised designers. The festival focuses especially on fresh and singular design. A unifying force, this annual event offers a resonance chamber for creativity and for initiatives launched by the design sector in Brussels. In this way the capital of Europe is developing a tradition of avant-garde research and development that it has carried within it since the industrial age, while depending upon its friendly and human image and identity.
see more at www.designseptember.be