Brussels Design Museum

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  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
The Brussels Design Museum is a space dedicated to design from the 20th and 21st centuries.

It was established after the Atomium’s acquisition of the Plasticarium collection in December 2014. The Brussels Design Museum offers an innovative and surprising insight on plastic design from the fifties to the present (permanent exhibition / Plasticarium Collection) and on other forms of design through other periods, expressions, materials and themes (temporary exhibitions).

The museum, it is also an auditorium for about 400 people and an educational and cultural service with activities designed for children, teens and school groups. Lectures and screenings, in connection with the themes that are explored, enrich the museum’s program of activities.

Through exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and lectures, the Brussels Design Museum aims to ensure that design is intelligible to one and all.
  • The Brussels Design Museum is situated in the northern part of Brussels:
    - 5 minutes' walk from the Heysel / Heizel metro (line 6) and facing Palais 5 of the Heysel exhibition park, 100 m from the Atomium.
    - Metro: line 6 – Heizel / Heysel station
    - Tourist buses: red bus stops (Brussels City Sightseeing),
    100 m on foot from the Atomium
    - Villo (bike rental): station 281, located at 30 m on Boulevard du Centenaire.
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
  • Opening times

    21/02/2020 - 17/01/2021: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 €

With Standing Stones, the Design Museum Brussels is launching its program of exploring the dialogue between art and contemporary design through a carte blanche. The current installation is designed by the Greek duo Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis who founded the studio Objects of Common Interest together in 2015. Through the use of inflatable figures made out of biodegradable acryl, the unique installation Standing Stones reinterprets the used forms and figures of the Cycladic civilization during the Bronze Age. The visitor is submerged in a space that looks dreamy and illusionary because of the use of mirrors. Here, the visitor reflects on the duality between transparence and opacity, softness and hardness and, the temporary and the permanent. In the middle of the installation a circle of stools can be found, placed around a reflecting ‘pond’ of mirrors, that invites the visitor to contemplate and have a moment of introspection. https://objectsofcommoninterest.com/

  • Opening times

    30/09/2020 - 15/11/2020: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 €

Fragile, sensitive to light, hygrometric and temperature variations, certain objects rarely leave from the stock where they are conserved. It is a selection of these objects that we are exceptionally presenting during this exhibition. After these weeks spent away from objects, more than ever the return to the roots of the museum – the conservation of its collection – is a priority. Reduced to a form of weightlessness, we have chosen bulky, generous, sensual, quirky objects… which will not leave you indifferent.

  • Opening times

    30/09/2020 - 03/10/2021: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 €

A pop-up laboratory where the successive presentations that are sometimes subjective and never exhaustive will be representative of Belgian design. Pieces from different eras, materials, statuses and natures build side by side a history of design in Belgium. For this first selection, objects from the plastic design collection – the particularity of our institution – interact with pieces of modern and contemporary design from the King Baudouin Foundation.