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 - 29/08/2021: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

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

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

    26/03/2021 - 29/08/2021: * monday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00 * tuesday, wednesday and thursday: closed

  • Price

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

For reasons of utility, need, demand, irony or simply through experimentation and the desire to design it, the chair seems to be an essential step in the journey of many designers. With the ambition to reconcile functionality, comfort and aesthetics, it continues to adapt to the habits of society and to the evolution of different ways of sitting. As an everyday object par excellence, it is designed to fit our adapted to our needs. Through the use of different materials and textures, the design and concept eventually takes shape in the form of a chair, a bench, a lounge chair, an office chair and even in forms such as a rocking chair, ottoman chair or a folding chair. From Marcel Breuer's Wassily to Konstantin Grcic's Myto, through Joe Colombo's Tube Chair, the chair is the materialization of the cultural, technical and social background of the era it is designed in. Created from the collections of the London Design Museum, Design Museum Brussels and Galila's Collection (Brussels), the exhibition Chaise. Stoel. Chair: Defining Design retraces the design world of the past 100 years through this object - the chair – that is in constant redefinition, reaffirmation and breaking the borders it finds itself in.

  • Price

    Normal: 5,00 € - Jeunes: 2,50 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Once again, this year, the Design Museum Brussels roll out the red carpet for its Nocturne. Go behind the scenes of the museum and discover a myriad of treasures or follow in the footsteps of the Expo of 1935 and 1958, which will give you a new perspective on the Heysel Plateau. Young visitor (9-12) can also enjoy the Nocturne. The museum offers a game to explore the exhibition The Plastic Design Collection and Belgisch Design Belge. Thursday June 10 from 5pm, the Nocturne at Design Museum Brussels is back to put star in your eyes. Behind the scenes Discover the reserves of the Plastic Design Collection which will be exceptionally open and accessible to visitors. The visit of the reserves will be animated in an original way by the guides of Korei and Arkadia Extra muros / The Heysel Plataeau – In the footsteps of the Expo of 1935 and 1958 In collaboration with Laeken Découverte/Laken Onthuld, this tour will show you the remains of the two World Fairs that took place at the Heysel. The Heysel Plateau is a fine example of the development of modern architecture in Brussels: from Palace 5 to the former Pavilion of the Kortrijk Tile Factory, via the Atomium, the experiments and dreams of modernity of the 20th century are displayed here in all their boldness. Partners: Arkadia / Korei / Laeken Découverte

  • Price

    Enfants: 20,00 €

Design Museum Brussels is collaborating with the risography studio Frau Steiner to introduce you to the wonderful world of risography printing. The Design Museum Brussels collaborates with the risography studio Frau Steiner to introduce you to the wonderful world of risography printing. During these more than festive workshops, children will learn everything about Riso printing: why it is so special and mostly how the machine works. Children will be invited to create a collection of stickers and posters filled with originality and creativity using different motifs. Meanwhile, parents will be able to discover the exhibitions of the Design Museum Brussels. So let's get together for a creative moment while having fun and learning a new technique. Afterwards, go home with your creations! Age: 7-12 Reservation: https://risokids.eventbrite.be

  • Price

    Enfants: 20,00 €

Design Museum Brussels is collaborating with the risography studio Frau Steiner to introduce you to the wonderful world of risography printing. The Design Museum Brussels collaborates with the risography studio Frau Steiner to introduce you to the wonderful world of risography printing. During these more than festive workshops, children will learn everything about Riso printing: why it is so special and mostly how the machine works. Children will be invited to create a collection of stickers and posters filled with originality and creativity using different motifs. Meanwhile, parents will be able to discover the exhibitions of the Design Museum Brussels. So let's get together for a creative moment while having fun and learning a new technique. Afterwards, go home with your creations! Age: 7-12 year Reservation: https://risokids.eventbrite.be