Panorama. A History of Modern Design in Belgium covers a large part of the history of Belgian design. The famous Art Nouveau movement, which began in Belgium and notably in Brussels, is the point of departure. Among the most important works in the exhibition is the well-known desk and chair of Victor Horta, which have been lent by the King Baudouin Foundation.
In the 19th century, the utopic objective of design was more than simply providing an object to be used to improve one’s quality of life. It also provided a powerful stimulus for the national economy and had to proudly fly the flag for Belgium at important international exhibitions. The furniture presented here was in fact designed by Victor Horta for the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Turin in 1902, for which he was awarded a Certificate of Honour.
This exhibition enables visitors to see how Belgium has used design throughout its history.
Practical information: Panorama. A History of Modern Design in Belgium
From 23 June 2017 to 7 January 2018
ADAM [Brussels Design Museum]
Place de Belgique 1