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Top Design Attractions to See in Belgium During Biennale InterieurWednesday 17 October 2018
Top Design Attractions to See in Belgium During Biennale Interieur ⇒ The 26th edition of the international trade show, Biennale Interieur will occur from 18-22 October and it is one of the biggest design celebrations in Kortrijk, Belgium. Specialised in the field of design, product development and innovation, the event seeks to showcase the latest contemporary forms and creativity in these industries. Today, CovetED will explore a little further about design attractions one ought to experience while in Belgium.
Biennale Interieur hosts a wide variety of events and exhibitions throughout the city, including the beloved Interieur Festival where this year, you can expect to the creative side of a few entities such as Studio Achoo, Biolace, Akt Magazine, Nightingale, D&M, HoWest Laveau, Sment and a few others.
The trade fair also hosts an architecture night, landmarks consisting of a series of innovative and visual projects, among many others. In regards to educational master classes, Biennale Interieur will present “Design Fusion”, which will bring international experts to discuss the meaningfulness of design.
The Belgian event also features the Interieur Awards, a competitive contest that seeks to promote young talent. Both spaces and products are judged by an international panel of industry experts. Furthermore, Frederik Delbart has been honoured as the designer of the year, an extremely skilled furniture and product developer who will have the opportunity to showcase his work.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best design attractions and venues one ought to experience during their visit to Biennale Interieur:
Experience Five-Star Hospitality
Best described as “a cultural, festive and relaxing retreat”, the Hotels Barrière Lille is located just ten minutes walk from the Grand Palace and the city centre. Pierre-Yves Rochon designed the interiors of the hotel adding chic materials and modern textures, such as quilted leather, lacquered furnishings and exquisite fabrics. In addition, the hotel has a series of entertainment spaces, including electronic games, a theatre, a wellness centre, a gourmet restaurant and a contemporary brasserie, among countless other amenities.
⇒ Address: 777 bis Pont de Flandres, 59777 Lille, France
Located in the centre of Old Lille, the Clarance Hôtel was originally built in the 18th century as a townhouse, blending old architecture with contemporary decor. Aurélie Vermesse then restored this unique boutique hotel that provides a comfortable atmosphere and unrivalled personalised services. Each room of the hotel was uniquely designed with their own set of characteristics and styles.
⇒ Address: 32 Rue de la Barre, 59000 Lille, France
Situated in the heart of Lille, the Hotel L’Hermitage Gantois offers the ultimate hospitality experience when it comes to quality and comfort. Some of the most impressive interior design features that can be found in the guestrooms are Louis XV style oak panels, ultra-modern Stark furniture, Carrara marble bathrooms, among many others.
⇒ Address: 224 Rue de Paris, 59000 Lille, France
The Best Restaurants in Town
Located in the outskirts of town, the small restaurant that rests in a beautiful mansion features a relaxing and friendly atmosphere that is further enhanced by sublime cooking and fresh products.
⇒ Address: Koning Albertstraat 4, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
The Michelin star award-winning restaurant in Kortrijk is a French-styled brasserie that offers a wide variety of gastronomical products.
⇒ Address: Grote Markt 2, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Vol-ver is a unique dining venue full of personality and character. The experienced chefs make an exceptional combination of daring recipes with elegantly classical twists. The interior decor features a majestic contrast of black and white as well as rustic wooden beams that give a natural touch to the restaurant. As a whole, Vol-ver can be best described as “balanced, refined and masterful”.
⇒ Address: Watervalstraat 23, 8510 Marke, Belgium
The Best Furniture Stores in Kortrijk
The Exclusive Bulthaup showroom offers a series of design inspirations in regards to kitchen decor. Customization is key in this furniture store where functional and atmospheric designs make quite the statement.
⇒ Address: Doorniksewijk 45, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
The Gyselinck Design Kortrijk showroom features numerous high-end products, from chairs to tables, benches and desks. Over the year, they show a wide variety of concepts.
⇒ Address: Wijngaardstraat 26 – 28, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Specialised in interior and exterior design, T&T Design offers top quality pieces that are made to last a lifetime.
⇒ Address: 2 F bis, Engelse Wandeling 2, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Top Design Attractions to Visit
Belfry of Kortrijk
⇒ Address: Grote Markt, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
⇒ Address: Broelkaai, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
⇒ Address: Groeningelaan, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
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