During the festive meeting, again presented by the charming Verginie Claesthe winners of the twelve-liter champagne – Balthazars – were announced during the Brussels Furniture Fair.
The name ‘Balthazar Award‘ has been changed to ‘Brussels Balthazar Award‘ to indicate the origin of the Awards. The jury was also half renewed: Marie-Anne Desiere and Frances van der Steen made way for Lennart Vanuffelen (designer/maker at design studio Part) and Dieter Van Den Storm (creative director of Mad Brussels). Veerle Windels (journalist) and Hans Le Compte (architect) stayed.
This year’s winners fell into the following categories:
1. Best of Belgium
3. Love at First Sight
4. Best International
In addition, there was a winner like Young Designer
An overview of the winners (photo 1, from left to right Verginie Claes, Max Divani, Theuns, Saunaco, Caroline Van Hoeck and Glenn de Maeseneer; Innovation Living missing from this photo) and laureates and the names of their winning model:
1. Saunaco – Ron (photo 2)
Jury: ‘Ron is 100% Belgium made by Saunaco and designed by Studio Segers.’
Laureates: Robu – Taku and Passe Partout – Bahia
2. Theuns – Sento (photo 3)
Jury: ‘The complete Sento collection places Innovation in a completely new perspective. This innovation harkens back to the past, to furniture craftsmanship par excellence, and distances itself from the high-tech race.’
Laureates: Revive – Wave and Ecolife – Eco Agave
3. Max Divani – Abbracci (photo 4)
Jury: ‘Amore a prima vista! Fantastico! Abbracci comes in, don’t be moved. The design is triggering, what’s going on here? This is where the dynamics of ‘opposites attract’ come into play.
Laureates: Dienne – Petra and The future – Kelp
4. Innovation Living – Nolis (photo 5)
Jury: ‘Nolis is a timeless and readable design. You see what you get. The multifunctionality is no secret, on the contrary. The daybed stands alone in the room, as an autonomous piece of furniture for sitting, relaxing, chilling, lounging.’
Laureates: Himolla – Model 1462 and Poldem – Dixon
Young Designer Winner: Caroline Van Hoeck – Right (photo 6)
Jury: ‘Plane is above all playful: a fascinating, graphic play of surfaces, lines, shadows, colors. The name refers to geometric shapes and furniture panels. But also to the color areas: color blocking. Every level is different.’
Wednesday, November 8 is the last day of the fair, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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