Biennial Interior 2014
In October Belgium lives and breathes design. From 17 to 26 October Biennial Interior brings us a ten day celebration of contemporary design, product development and innovation; combining the best, newest and most avant-garde expressions of contemporary design production with a definite focus on the future.
The biennial exhibition brought together more than 270 contemporary design brands and welcomed more than 100,000 visitors in Kortrijk, with its central location in Europe, just a stone’s throw from Paris, London, Brussels and Amsterdam. The Biennial combines a strong brand selection policy with a specially created cultural programme of events. With more than 40,000 m² of modern design, the Biennial Interior is the meeting place for professionals and fans of contemporary design.
International visitors came to Kortrijk from 46 different countries and enjoyed the extensive range on offer at the 24th Biennial.
This 24th edition, sporting the theme ‘The home does not exist’, was put together by architecture critic Joseph Grima and his team Space Caviar. The focus was totally on the essence and meaning of the home. The concept of homeliness was also put to the test.
Lowie Vermeersch, chairman of the Biennial Interior company looks back happily upon the past week. “This edition was better than ever. In Kortrijk Xpo a unique selection of designer brands were to be found, including around a hundred newcomers. We show how, with product launches, international market presentations, whimsical stands and creative collaboration, their creative courage and innovation can respond to the rapidly changing commercial reality.”
According to research carried out by the Ghent trends office Trendwolves, during the Biennial, there was also a positive response from the more than 270 exhibitors: “The Biennial Interior brought numerous visitors and exhibitors together in an inspiring environment, uniting a strong selection of brands relevant to the contemporary design landscape."
In 2016 the Biennial Interior will celebrate its 25th edition.