Design Museum Brussels

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  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
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The Design Museum Brussels, established after the Atomium’s acquisition of a private collection, is a space dedicated to design and its history. Since 2015, the collection of the museum, The Plastic Design Collection, exhibits the landscape of plastic in the world of design starting from the 1950s up until today. Complemented by a program of temporary exhibitions, the Design Museum Brussels also highlights other aspects of design and its impact on society and our daily life.

Through exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and lectures, the Design Museum Brussels 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 and tram (line 6 and 7) 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
  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • Opening times

    21/02/2020 - 02/01/2022: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

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

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

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.

  • Opening times

    10/09/2021 - 26/09/2021: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

The Design Museum Brussels gives carte blanche to Justin Lalieux’s graphic universe. He presents a selection of automatic drawings: on the phone, in meetings, at the restaurant, the designer draws all the time, “often without thinking about it” in order to improve his concentration. Always with the object in the center, he explores with his black pencil Muji 0.5 (of which he always has a copy in his pocket) his obsessions for the moustache, cosmonauts or Spider-Man. Combining sketches, story boards and scenarios, Autosketch immerses us in the stylistic and graphic environment of Justin Lalieux. On 16.09.2021 at 7pm, Justin Lalieux will also give a lecture on the place of drawing in the creative process and its dialogue with the new computer-assisted design tools. Justin Lalieux is an “obsessive multifaceted” creative. Industrial designer, graphic designer, lecturer at ENSAV La Cambre from 2013 to 2019, passionate about pop culture and science fiction. He develops concepts for the industry and focuses on sustainability. At MAD-Brussels, he accompanies other designer in their methodology. In 2020, he founded Blabel where he developed recycled, locally produced and recyclable objects. https://www.blabel.be/ As part of the Brussels Drawing Week

  • Opening times

    22/10/2021 - 06/03/2022: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

The Design Museum Brussels and the Musée d'Ixelles embark on a rhythmic and spontaneous pas de deux with the exhibition CRUSH, which brings together pieces from their respective collections. Responding to the invitation of the Design Museum Brussels, the Musée d'Ixelles (currently closed for renovation and expansion) is bringing out a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and other drawings from its storerooms to create happy connections and special accointances with The Plastic Design Collection. This unexpected dialogue between design objects and works of art underlines the singularity and variety of both collections, which are revealed in a new light, without any modesty.