Designers Tower at MAD Brussels

a dialogue between German and Brussels based designers

In 2020, a first joint exhibition with Brussels and German designers from the state state of North Rhine-Westphalia was initiated at Passagen in Cologne. The aim was, and still is, a cross-border exchange between MAD Brussels and Designers Towers. Unfortunately, lockdown measures due to Covid prevented two successive bilateral exhibitions in 2021 and 2022. At last, during Design September 2022, an exhibition at MAD Brussels with five young design talents and design studio's from each NRW and Brussels, ten in total, will take place.

The selected designers from NRW are Anja Bachmann, JBNG, Julian Gerullis, Johannes Budde and Olaf Schroeder & Enis Akiev. Their work will be confronted with the work of Brussels based designers : Beaverhausen, Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte, Yvan Caillaud Design Studio, Zigmund Pront and Esther De Vos. The selected designers from both regions meet for the first time. Herewith, different orientations of design training and cultural imprinting of both regions emerges. The presented concepts, furniture and home furnishings enter into a multi-layered correspondence which conveys a transnational outlook on the interior design of tomorrow.

Both the Brussels-Capital Region and the neighbouring German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) are widely recognized as centers for European design. The focus of the joint venture has been on innovative interior design preferably coming from young designers from both regions.

Practical information

16 September - 1 October: Designers Tower

The exhibition takes place at MAD Brussels: Nieuwe Graanmarkt 10, 1000 Brussels. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

This exhibition is supported by the North Rhine-Westphalia region.

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Alexandra Borgerhoff

Press communication, MAD Brussels

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About MAD Brussels

MAD Brussels wants to give wings to young designers. In addition to promoting and showcasing the Brussels fashion and design sector, the Center for Fashion & Design wants to stimulate, support and encourage creative initiatives. Innovative, sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship plays a very important role at MAD. Designers can get help in developing their own brand and label.

Together with a lot of Brussels creative talent, MAD Brussels builds the creative character of the capital.


Nieuwe Graanmarkt, 10 1000 Brussel

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