Design Museum Brussels

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  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
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The Design Museum Brussels, established after the acquisition of a private collection by the Atomium, is a place dedicated to design and its history.

Since 2015, the museum's collection, The Plastic Design Collection, circumscribes the landscape of plastics in design from the 1950s to the present day.

Alongside this collection, the museum opened Belgisch Design Belge, a new permanent exhibition space dedicated to Belgian design and its history.

Enriched by a programme of temporary exhibitions, the Design Museum Brussels also explores other fields of design creation and its impact on society and our daily lives.

Through exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, conferences and events, the museum aims to ensure that design is intelligible to one and all.
  • The Brussels Design Museum is situated in the northern part of Brussels:
    - 5 minutes' walk from the Heysel / Heizel metro and tram (line 6 and 7) and facing Palais 5 of the Heysel exhibition park, 100 m from the Atomium.
    - Metro: line 6 – Heizel / Heysel station
    - Tourist buses: red bus stops (Brussels City Sightseeing),
    100 m on foot from the Atomium
    - Villo (bike rental): station 281, located at 30 m on Boulevard du Centenaire.
    - Parking with 500 paid parking spaces 50m from the entrance (Parking Trade Mart - Avenue de l'Atomium)
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • Opening times

    01/04/2022 - 28/08/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

Charlotte Perriand dedicated her life to better the living conditions of the greatest number of people, creating an « art of inhabiting » in connection with nature. She used photography not only as a tool to observe reality, but also to defend her conception of a new world. Echoing our current concerns, in the 1930s she uses large-scale photomontages to denunciate unhealthy urbanism and provide her own vision on how to improve life. Her photographic frescoes demonstrate the modernity of her approach, such as La Grande Misère de Paris (1936), the waiting room of the Minister of Agriculture (1937), or the pavilion of the Ministry of Agriculture at the Exposition internationale des arts et techniques de la vie moderne (International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life) of 1937, composed with Fernand Léger. The exhibition offers a dive into her perception of the world through her method of creation and her incredible collection of photographs – period prints, negatives, magazine cut-outs, personal photographs -, archives placed against reconstitutions of her monumental photomontages. Exhibition produced by the Rencontres d'Arles for the 52nd edition. Exhibition’s Curator: Damarice Amao, with the complicity of Sébastien Gokalp and the Charlotte Perriand Archives. Based on an original scenography by Olivier Etcheverry, assisted by Amanda Antunes

This summer, the Design Museum Brussels is once again holding its CineDesign. This edition will focus on the visibility of women designers and architects through two monographic documentaries: Charlotte Perriand, pioonière de l’art vivre and Gray Matters dedicated to Eileen Gray. The third documentary will explore the history of the Monobloc chair, one of the icons of plastic design. Program: - 23.06.2022 – 8pm: Charlotte Perriand, pionnière de l’art de vivre (2019) - 07.07.2022 – 7.30pm: Gray Matters (2006) - 23.08.2022 – 7.30pm: Monobloc (2021) Initiated in 2020, CineDesign is a program of open-air screening of documentaries on the history of design, architecture and their major figures. In a summery and friendly atmosphere, the screenings take place in the garden of the Design Museum Brussels and are free. A food truck is present for your comfort. Just bring your seat or your blanket and enjoy the evening.

  • Opening times

    01/07/2022 - 31/08/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

  • Price

    < 12 ans: 0,00 € - Normal: 10,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Sens-tu ce que je sens ? Suis le parcours de Vlieg et découvres l’univers photographiques de la designer, architecte et photographe, Charlotte Perriand. Vlieg t’emmènera à travers ses photomontages monumentaux. Cherches des indices dans les détails des œuvres qui te mèneront au trésor de Vlieg. Le jeu est disponible à l'accueil du musée. La chasse aux trésors est gratuites avec le ticket d'entrée.

Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating, and complex career of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray (1878-1976), whose uncompromising vision defined and challenged the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. After making a name for herself with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought-after designer and decorator in the following decade, before reinventing herself as an architect. Today, while her work is the focus of attention, her legacy, like her designs, remains elusive, contested, and fascinating. Hungry or thirsty during the screening? Don’t panic! We’ve got it covered. Bia Mara (https://www.biamara.com/) will be there to sustain and refresh you with some delicious Irish fish and chips. Gray Matters A film by Marco Antonio Orsini United States, 2016, 72’ Trailer : https://graymattersthedoc.com/ Language: EN With the support of the Embassy of Ireland in Belgium

The Monobloc plastic chair is the best-selling piece of furniture that ever existed, known on every continent, across national borders and social barriers. The feature-length documentary Monobloc tells the story of how this unsightly chair conquered the world – and why: from its commercialization in the 1980s to global production networks, via cultural appropriations and ecological issues. Hungry or thirsty during the screening? Don’t panic! We’ve got it covered. Monobloc A film by Hauke Wendler Germany, 2020, 90’ Trailer: https://vimeo.com/505177716?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=31457710 Language: Multilingual, with English/German subtitles