Sacré Blue — Young Colors


Young Colors expo

Lille (FR)

As special guest of the Young Colors expo we were more then honoured to present 'Sacré Blue'.

Sacré Blue is a stereotypical French expression to voice astonishment, shock, or amazement. An expression Belgian creative Sep Verboom (1990°) can relate very well to with every collaboration, creation or exposition he is involved to. Thankful for sharing a healthy approach within Design Culture, Verboom would like to invite you to discover, reflect and debate.

For this exposition we invited the talented Thomas Renwart to make a special edition of our AYA lounge chairs, implementing the unique tapestries to upholster the cushions.

Young Colors was a second exhibition in parallel with Colors, etc. held at the Tripostal, Lille. Curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere and Caroline David.


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.


Studio Thomas Renwart

Thomas Renwart (°1995) graduated in 2019 at LUCA School of Arts  gaining his masters in Textiles. Not so long after that he started to be represented by Bruthausgallery (Waregem, BE). Until 2021 he worked under the alias Les Monseigneurs, as of September 2021 he took on his birth name to continue his work as a textiles artist.  

From there on, he developed a textiles practice where craftsmanship and poetic depictions of a horticultural universe constantly meet. Departing from his collections of his pressed Daffodils & flowers, butterflies and textiles, he creates hybrids of landscapes and stillives. 

Starting with written matter,  a world is built around it, carefully translated into tactile matter.  Thomas' techniques are jacquard weaving, embroidery, quilting and digital printing.
Renwart's studio is at NUCLEO, where he spends much of his time caring for and building a Daffodil garden.

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