05.03.2020 > 08.03.2020
Three design collections in Belgium
For the second time, ADAM – Brussels Design Museum, the CID – center of innovation and design at Grand-Hornu and Design Museum Gent, jointly present a selection from their design collections at Collectible. Starting from the theme of ‘colour and design’, central in the upcoming exhibition ‘Kleureyck. Van Eyck’s Colours in Design’ (13.03 – 06.09.2020) at Design Museum Gent, this presentation brings together the different visions of three diverse institutions and collections.
Just as the colours of an artwork can produce a certain mood, so can the colours of a building, a room or an everyday object profoundly influence how the people using it feel. For example physiologically, study after study has shown that blue light slows the production of melatonin, keeping people more alert or awake even at night.
The collection of Design Museum Gent ranges from the 15th Century to the present day. Its collection policy focuses on the history of Belgian design, design for living and current international key pieces. CID collects design works of the last 40 years. The selection follows the cultural program of the CID, with significant international and Belgian design pieces. ADAM-Brussels Design Museum conserves and valorizes plastic design from the 1950s to today. Malleable or rigid, plastics are strongly characterized by their colour.
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