For this years Collectible Week in Brussels, MANIERA has teamed up with Thierry Struvay for a presentation of objects designed by Ann Demeulemeester, which will inhabit the furniture world of Studio Mumbai.
The objects presented by Demeulemeester are part of her ongoing collaboration with renowned Belgian tableware manufacturer Serax. For this third encounter with Serax, Demeulemeester has worked on a series of candle holders, vases, lamps and vase-lamps. The collection has been inspired by a traditional Eastern way of thinking in which simple everyday objects can become meditative entities. This philosophy and the idea that a design object bares the potential of becoming a ceremonial piece is similar to the practice of Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai.
The parallels between Bijoy Jain’s and Ann Demeulemeester’s approach to objects naturally ask for a union of both practices. A selection of furniture pieces by Studio Mumbai will host the objects by Demeulemeester and offer them not only a material support but also one of a shared mindset.
In the Framework of Collectible Week
2 – 6 pm