Design Museum Brussels

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  • Coach park
    40 parking spots
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  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
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 €

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 €

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 €

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.