Seriously cool products, a fantastic series of public lectures, Belgium hospitality and Jaime Hayon bring record numbers to Interieur 08.
November 19th, 2008
Interieur 08, running from the 17 – 26 October saw over 95, 000 visitors descend on the Belgium city of Kortrijk for the premier international creativity in design fair.
The Fair is one of the most exciting on the design calendar and once again in 2008 showcased some fantastic and innovative designs. The Guest of Honour, Spanish Designer Jaime Hayon, was without a doubt a stand-out.
Despite his concerns that “Interieur is a big shoe to fill,” Hayon impressed with his quirky, “hybrid breed of design”. A series of Hayon’s works, designed in collabo-ration with several notable design companies, were shown in the new Xpo Hall including a collection from Bizazza [pictured below].
With over 300 different brands on show, visitors were also treated to 25 public lectures from design names such as Michael Braungart, Joost Swarte, Erwan Bouroullec, Fabio Novembre, Inga Sempé and Minsuk Cho.
Some funky products were on display at the fair, including the ‘SpaceWakler’ light [pictured], designed by Constantin Wortmann for Dark, Vitra’s new ‘Slow Chair’ by Ronan & Erwan Bour-oullec, the very cool ‘IZAR’ light from Modular and countless other fantastic designs.
The huge Interieur fair saw a greater number of International visitors for its 21st edition, “The re-actions were very positive. Guest of honour Jaime Hayon stole the hearts of so many visitors with his frivolous design and disarming charm. There was also a great deal of interest in the lectures and exhibitions. Visitors don’t just want to look at beautiful objects; they want to learn things,” says Project co-ordinator Deiter Van Den Storm.
Interieur will be back for its 22nd edition in 2010 from 15 till 24 October.
Indesignlive was at the fair to catch all the action. View the image gallery here.
Jaime Hayon with ’Pixel Vases’
’Antenahat Vase’ by Jaime Hayon
’SpaceWalker’ from Dark
’IZAR’ Light from Modular
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