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Thu 13.3.

MOBILIA: 100 years of design by Belgian architects at the Atomium

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.03.2014 - Tagged as:

Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

The forthcoming exhibition MOBILIA, at the Atomium in Brussels, that runs from February 12 until June 15 2014, focuses on the talent of architects whose work, since the late nineteenth century, has evolved beyond the design of buildings, to the creation of furniture and objects. Belgium hasn’t bucked this trend. Some emblematic movements of modernist architecture were initiated, among others, by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois (photo n°1) and Huib Hoste with Le Corbusier. They were particularly active during the first International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1928. Yet the story remains relatively unknown to the general public. (by TLmag)

 

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