A harmonious transition between art, design and functional objects makes Wenes live/work space stand out. Couple Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building and a 1970s building into one, making it their residential home and a public art gallery. The multi-level exhibition space is located next to the
Right in the center of Antwerp, is located the Het Gebaar restaurant, where the chef Roger Van Damme offers unique gastronomic experiences to those who seek them. Deeply influenced by the culinary methods of Tokyo, he creates deserts that
Converted churches are all the hype. Clearly, its a rare piece of real estate to get your hands on, but it takes someone with a true vision to repurpose a church and convert it into a home, shop, studio, or in Piet Boon’s case, foodie heaven.
For some cutting edge shopping, a trip to Antwerp is always a great bet. Atelier Solarshop, having opened its doors in 2008, is a concept store located in a converted solar panel shop, in the Antwerp 2060 area. Organizing con(temporary) projects on art, fashion and design, store directors Piëtro Celestina and Jan-Jan Van Essche have […]
The Antwerp based, Dutch artist Kees Goudzwaard, creates smooth surfaced oil paintings that look like taped pieces of paper. Goudzwaard’s paintings display lucid forms, neatly arranged and, in a number of cases, apparently connected by pieces of tape. For all of his paintings Kees Goudzwaard makes models of
Jantine van Peski studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute before attending the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, where she graduated in 2011 from a master (MA) degree with ‘WIRES 10.0’ collection. Jantine gained design experience at the fashion houses of Haider Ackermann and A.F. Vandevorst. Her work focuses on silhouette […]
Today TrendHome brings us into one of Trendland’s favorite fashion designers home. Raf Simons’ mid-century Modernist two-story, open-floor-plan apartment in Antwerp has become his sanctuary. Simons’ opened his door to WSJ and we can have a peak of his wonderful art and furniture collection.
Young emerging menswear designer Jan-Jan Van Essche is launching his collection N#2 called ‘Satta Amassagana’ which means ‘give thanks’ in Amharic. Jan-Jan’s second collection is a continuation of his previous work as his particular loose forms evolve naturally, resulting in unrestrained masculine volumes inspired by refined patterns and pure ethnic shapes.