belgian design

Facade of the H么tel Solvay designed by Victor Horta

Victor Horta (1861鈥1947) was a Belgian architect and designer. He is considered one of the founders of the Art Nouveau movement. His H么tel Tassel is often considered Belgium’s first house. Four of the buildings he designed have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Maison du Peuple/Volkshuis was the headquarters for the Belgian Workers’ Party from 1895 to 1899. The Center for Fine Arts in Brussels is considered one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau. Some of his most representative designs include those of the Hotel Tassel and the Hotel Solvay.Read More →

Palais de la De虂couverte Project, Paris,

Frantz Jourdain (1847 – 1935) was an architect and author from Belgium. He is best known for La Samaritaine, an Art Nouveau department store designed in three stages between 1904 and 1928 in Paris’s 1st arrondissement. He was regarded as an Art Nouveau expert.Read More →

Poster Henry van de Velde featured image

Henry van de Velde was a Belgian architect, industrial designer, painter and art critic. He worked in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.Read More →

Gaston Eysselinck

Both his parents came from Ninove; father Eysselinck had ended up in Tienen as an employee at the railway company. Gaston Eysselinck was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, where he was taught by Geo Henderick, among others. Eysselinck was able to interpret foreign influences in a personal way in a short period. Read More →

Biscuit Tin for 'Antwerpse Handjes' biscuits

The silhouette of the cathedral and Antwerp’s central square are depicted on a tin box for biscuits named ‘Antwerpse Handjes’ (Antwerp Hands).Read More →