On the 24th of November, the new reception of arts centre deSingel in Antwerp will be inaugurated. It is part of a series of interiors and furniture pieces designed during the last 15 years by Caroline Voet of Voet en De Brabandere. From the first table for the Vai to the artist loges and the Royal Loge, all designs will be exceptionally open for the public.
The exhibition A House for the Mind explores the tangible world surrounding the philosophy of the Dutch architect-monk Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991). Curator Caroline Voet opens up the theories and work of Van der Laan from the past to the future.
Dom Hans Van der Laan wrote a number of treatises during his career. ‘Architectonic Space’ is by far the best known and is still used as a reference by architects today. Voet: “ Architectonic Space, with the ‘plastic number’ as its most important instrument, could be regarded as a very significant crossroads in 20th-century architectural theory. Van der Laan hereby laid the foundations for a deeply human architecture, tailored to the experience of the individual user.”
Voet en De Brabandere designed the scenography for this exhibition in De Loods of the Red Star Line Museum that opens the 4th of October 2017.
Voet en De Brabandere’s scenography for Museum Plantin-Moretus is nominated for the Museums & Heritage Awards. The Awards take place in London on the 17th of May 2017.