Design Museum Brussels

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The Design Museum Brussels, established after the acquisition of a private collection by the Atomium, is a place dedicated to design and its history.

Since 2015, the museum's collection, the Plastic Design Collection, circumscribes the landscape of plastics in design from the 1950s to the present day.

Alongside this collection, the museum opened belgisch design belge, a permanent exhibition space dedicated to Belgian design and its history.

Enriched by a programme of temporary exhibitions, the Design Museum Brussels also explores other fields of design creation and its impact on society and our daily lives.

Through exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, conferences and events, the 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 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
    - Tram : line 7 - station Heizel / Heysel
    - Bus : line 14 and 83 - station Heizel / Heysel
    - 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.
    - Parking with 500 paid parking spaces 50m from the entrance (Parking Trade Mart - Avenue de l'Atomium)
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
  • 7 Heysel / Heizel

The Design Museum Brussels is a place dedicated to design and its history. Come and discover all the possibilities of design creation, in all its facets, from the 20th century to the present day. And get there by train, that's class!

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  • Opening times

    15/09/2023 - 14/01/2024: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Seniors: 8,00 € - Etudiants: 8,00 € - < 12 ans: 0,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

After its short flourishing life, Art Nouveau continued to be a strong aesthetic reference in the history of design all through the 20th century. Resonances proposes a series of dialogues between the Plastic Design Collection and a selection of Art Nouveau pieces from a Brussels private collection. Beyond the classic historical definition of a new style or a new material, the exhibition highlights the patterns through which modernity was sought for in two different technologically hectic periods. Swirling whiplash curves, flowing structural lines, exotic floral patterns and fantastic dream-like environments show how Art Nouveau’s quest for natural plasticity reverberates in the alchemic nature of plastic.

  • Opening times

    11/10/2023 - 10/03/2024: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

  • Price

    Normal: 8,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Because of his prolific activity between the 1960s and 1980s, Christophe Gevers' material legacy is relatively rich. More than an exhibition of objects, the Design Museum Brussels will host a reconstruction of his professional universe: a narrative ensemble composed of archives and objects, documents and testimonies. Gevers' creative process will be revealed 'unfiltered' thanks, among other things, to the archives of Thierry Belenger, currently kept at the museum, and to a selection of furniture, lamps, sculptures and toys. The richness of this documentation will allow us to reconstruct the often hidden path that characterises the work of the architect and designer: sketches, plans, technical studies, photographs, files for listing projects, correspondence with clients, price quotations, models. These elements, which constitute Gevers' professional universe, will contribute to revealing the complexity of this profession, and to updating this character who, throughout his career, has transformed private and public architecture, restaurants and banks, into pleasant, functional and human living spaces, thanks to a unique language where materiality, technical ingenuity and the supremacy of detail dialogue with the know-how of the meticulous craftsman and the creative passion of the designer. Christophe Gevers, as he liked to define himself, was a designer because he was interested in the present, which is the future, and the past, which is long past. The Design Museum Brussels contributes to this temporal alchemy by promoting the topicality of his research and the exemplary nature of his approach.

  • Opening times

    10/04/2024 - 15/09/2024: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

  • Price

    Normal: 8,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Since its founding in 1908, Olivetti has made a name for itself through the development of legendary products such as its typewriters, but also through its close relationship with the world of art. Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon worked for Olivetti on numerous occasions over a period of almost three decades, producing posters and advertising products, as well as a number of immensely creative books and cartoons. The Olivetti · Folon exhibition, in collaboration with the Museo Civico Pier Alessandro Garda, the Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti and the Fondation Folon, presents the rich artistic collaboration between the Italian design company Olivetti and the artist Jean-Michel Folon.

  • Opening times

    16/10/2024 - 09/03/2025: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

  • Price

    Normal: 8,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

From the pioneers of the Bauhaus to the interior designers of space capsules, as well as the classics of design, women have shaped the field of design, and yet are often overlooked. The Here We Are! Women in Design, 1900- Today exhibition pays tribute to women designers past and present, through a large collection of furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles, fashion and graphic design. Produced by the Vitra Design Museum, this exhibition is coming to the Design Museum Brussels with the addition of a section devoted to this issue in the history of design in Belgium.