''ANTWERP, BELGIUM – As environmental sustainability and ethical production methods become buzzwords for start-ups and young brands, Lies Mertens calls upon local Belgian designers Atelier Bontekoe van Put to design their first store in Antwerp. Inspired by the accessory brand’s 100% biodegradable leather products, the design of the retail space features a palette of natural earth tones while minimizing its ecological footprint.
The studio completely transforms an old garage with an ultra-minimalist concept, featuring steel as the material of choice. Atelier Bontekoe van Put applies the paper-thin sheets of metal to line and delineate the different areas of the space. A different sculptural set is designed for each wall; a stark and compelling backdrop to display the handbags and wallets.''
Article by Leila Godin for FRAME WEB
Pictures by Piet-Albert Goethals
Kloosterstraat 28, Antwerpen
CLOUD 9 is an artistic collaboration between Jonas Van Put, Lauren Fonteyn, Nik Aelbrecht and Collectief Mars for WECANDANCE Electronic Beach Festival. Bubbling, bursting, bouncing, spacing and squeezing. This extraterrestrial landscape vibrates on the fuzz of the festival. As an organic cloud with bulbs and ridges, cavities and slopes, pits, peaks and lookouts a scenery for playful interaction is crystallized. CLOUD 9 will descend on WCD to transcend you outer space!
If you’re looking for us, we're on cloud 9!
Pictures 1-4 : Dieter Van Canegem
HAVN church bar
HAVN church bar design in collaboration with HAVN team.
Steve Symons & Nathan Rosenberg
Carefully manufactured by Geert van der Mierden & Davy Cuijpers