MANIERA commissions architects and artists to develop limited edition furniture series. As architects often have a close relationship with the visual arts and artists are often inspired by the spatial environment, MANIERA intends to crystalize these proximities into new design proposals. More than just furniture, the objects issued by MANIERA are a deliberate search for collisions between the realms of architecture, design and art.
Above all, MANIERA wants to bring a young, up-and-coming generation to the fore, but also to show established and renowned figures in a new way. The most important elements in this are a personal language and writing, a conceptual mode of thought, and an authentic and idiosyncratic way of working.
MANIERA was founded in 2014 by Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne, who have both had long careers in major Brussels art institutions. MANIERA’s first exhibitions took place in domestic settings in Brussels. In April 2016 the couple opened a gallery in ‘Le Sablon’, the Brussels neighbourhood specialising in art and vintage design. Every now and then, MANIERA will continue to exhibit in interesting residential buildings when it is relevant to the project.