The Belgian design scene is vast and diverse. Belgian institutions are always at the forefront of supporting the people, new projects and products that make our country dynamic and unique.
Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne work together to fuse the worlds of contemporary design, architecture and art through original and fruitful collaborations. The Belgian duo finds and invites contemporary architects and artists that they admire to produce furniture and items using innovative techniques. These include Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, Studio Mumbai and even Koenraad Dedobbeleer.
As a result, their gallery, known as Maniera, which opened in 2014 and is based in Brussels, has become highly influential in Belgium and further afield, the fruit of their participation in the Collectible, PAD Paris and Design Miami trade shows. In recent times, their ambitions have even expanded into the co-working sphere. Their ‘way of doing things’ creates new avenues in terms of forms, design and the future of design, according to Amaryllis Jacobs.