Collaboration with La Gadoue


Project partners

Biennale Interieur Kortrijk

Livable literally offers a platform for future-proof design practices. This installation is a collaboration with the Brussels studio La Gadoue. The natural material rattan is used in combination with textiles from abandoned festival tents. From an eclectic source of materials, harmony is created, driven by colors and textures.

Playful kiosks invite you to hide or to wander.
A place to isolate or to gather. The different textures and colors simultaneously give a new look to the different materials used.

Kiosk is on show during the expo at the Interieurhuis in the context of Designer of the Year 2020.


Biennale Interieur Kortrijk

The Biennale Interieur is a non-profit organisation acting in the field of design, product development and innovation. In 1967, the founder members of the Biennale Interieur npo in Kortrijk (Belgium) were excited by the impossible.

One of their aims was to put contemporary design for the home and interior innovations on display for a broad general public and not only for professionals, as was the case with most other fairs. They dreamed of creating a space and an atmosphere that did not obey the laws of traditional lay-out and stage design.

The uniqueness of the concept and the increase in international outreach, turnover, number of visitors, number of exhibitors and world-renowned design brands, press articles etc., show that there was a true need for an innovative model for design as a cultural as well as a commercial entity. The first fair took place excatky 50 years ago in 1968.


Sep Verboom

The Belgian creative Sep Verboom (1990) is at once designer and social entrepreneur, less concerned with the objectification of the result, more with the context in which it takes place.

‘Too often we measure success and profit in terms of economic values. What happened to the importance of people’s well-being and health of our environment?’

Through his Livable® platform, Verboom brings together partners as diverse as their geographies: from the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, and from local governments or commercial companies to NGO’s.

Verboom graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (HOWEST) and in Sustainable Development from (VIVES) both in Kortrijk (BE).

His collaborative approach has been internationally recognised, with numerous expositions and awards. In 2018 Sep Verboom won the Belgian Henry Van De Velde Award for Young Talent. In 2020 his commitment to socially engaged design earned him the prestigious title ‘Designer of the Year’ by Biennale Interieur.


Atelier La Gadoue

Our specificity is our indepth knowledge of materials, our wish to extend the possibilities of creation by twisting traditional technics. We stand between craft and innovation. Our honest research is looking towards natural and sustainable materials as we wish to create objects that are freed from ephemeral trends.We have achieved an expertise in the fields of materials development, colours and their concrete application. We create to objects, ceramics, textiles and surfaces which carry sensibility and humanity.

As a design and production studio, we offer our services of DESIGN and PROTOTYPING for ceramics and textiles projects. We address interior architects, decorators, restaurants and hotels owners, and also artists and designers.

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