Finally, an intense autumn for the world of design: after a one-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, from 7 to 10 November at Brussels Expo the Brussels Furniture Fair is back, with its usual accent on creativity and design.
The fair is expected to be more compact, but will feature many interesting names and novelties. To facilitate visitors and to ensure that exhibitors can meet the right clientele, as always the displays are grouped in clear segments: contemporary and modern furnishings in the City of halls 3, 4 and 5, the ideal starting point of the tour, where Pavilion 5 is for Belgian brands, and Pavilions 3 and 4 are for international names. Affordable design is the focus of Pavilion 3 in Square, while country and industrial styles are presented in Fusion, at Pavilion 8. Both styles meet in Holland à la carte, in the Patio, with an areas for Dutch producers. Sleep specialists gather in Pavilion 6, while Brussels by Night presents a variety of local and foreign manufacturers with new slumber concepts. For budget-friendly furnishings, there is the Mozaïek area in Pavilion 9. Finally, lots of room has been set aside for issues of sustainability, with projects of low environmental impact, made to last, on view in the passageways between the halls.
On Tuesday the 9th, in the evening, the Balthazar awards honor designers who have presented the most original, unusual and innovative solutions; the winners receive a magnum bottle of Champagne.
The fair offers total safety, obliging visitors to arrive with tickets already printed, to prevent long lines. The Covid Safe Ticket is issued only to guests who have been completely vaccinated, or have negative test results. A fair that is convivial and friendly, with free snacks and beverages, from famous Belgian craft beers to the buttery aroma of croissants.