As I told you before, I headed to DesignMarkt in Ghent over the weekend. The aim was to find affordable design pieces and that mission proved not to be impossible. Unfortunately I didn’t get to stop by the Bought @ DesignMarkt photo booth, since the desk lamp I had my eye on was pinched just in front of me.
This past week included our second wedding anniversary and a visit to my friend Stijn and his cats at his new pad in Ghent. While in Ghent, Stijn and I headed to DesignMarkt (mainly to drool over the many Eames rocking chairs) and indulged in waffles and coffee at Wasbar. This rainy November month is probably the best excuse ever to commit to baking a dozen of cupcakes every Sunday.
The fall edition of Designmarkt will have the honor to present the reissued Boomerang table by renowned Belgian architect Willy Van Der Meeren. It’s the first in a series of long-forgotten design classics from the twentieth century that will be reissued. Other visionary designs will include work by Renaat Braem and Lucien Engels, but first up is Van Der Meeren.
Frederic Rozier, design expert and founder of DesignMarkt, is the brains behind LostNFound, the collective that is responsible for the reissuing of these designs. He claims it’s a pity these designs got forgotten over the last couple of decades and hopes to give them the recognition they deserve.
As for the production of these items, quality is important to Rozier. For instance, all objects will carry the Made in Belgium label in order to maintain the authenticity. However, the collection will be available outside Belgium as well.
Set of three tables black (L), red (M) and grey (S): 770 euro
black (L): 285β¬
red (M): 275β¬
For sale at Galerie Rozier / Design 7 Nieuwpoort 7 – 9000 Gent
Online at www.lost-and-found.be