2016 is a historic year for Biennale Interieur because is its 25th anniversary and because of that, Biennale Interieur 2016 has been renamed to Silver Lining – Interiors, and it opened its doors between 14-23 October in Kortrijk, Belgium.
The Biennale Interieur was established in 1967 and the first trade show was organised in the following year. The intention was to present contemporary innovations in home decor and interior design to the general public, instead of being ea event exclusively available for professionals. The idea was also to challenge the general traditional compositions and stage design commonly seen in similar interior trade shows.
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This 25th edition of the biennale was projected by the studio of Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, and they worked together with the visual artist Richard Venlet and the graphic designer Joris Kritis, in order to conceive the theme for this edition, ‘Silver Lining – Interiores’, which focus on the interior spaces and its designs.
The exhibition curator Moritz Küng brought a new interpretation of his Schöner Wohnen project that was presented for the firt time in the art space BE-PART ten years ago. In addition, the curatorial team have invited international guests to create these interior designs, that have been scattered throughout the various halls of Kortrijk, all linked by the silver lining structure, specially designed for the occasion.
The ultimate goal of this trade show was to show that furniture and objects are not isolated from each other, they are always part of the organized space, creating a symbiotic relationship.
Johnston MarkLee’ architectural company and the designer Jonathan Olivares, both came from Los Angeles, and joined forces to design an interior space with the good vibes of Los Angeles City.
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