Collectible Brussels Returns for Seventh Edition

Vanderborght Building , Collectible 2020. © COLLECTIBLE

COLLECTIBLE, the international fair dedicated to 21st-century collectible design, returns to the historic Vanderborght Building in Brussels for its seventh edition from 7th to 10th March 2024.

As the only international platform bringing together the best in high-end contemporary design, COLLECTIBLE has established itself as a global highlight where visitors can witness design history in the making. Striving to continuously push the boundaries of creativity, the fair showcases established and emerging galleries, design studios and independent editors in a dynamic integrated space, while collaborating with leading curators, design institutions and foundations. Since its inception in 2017, the fair has aimed to present high-quality and well-researched objects reflecting the latest currents, with a strong focus on premieres, forward-thinking unique pieces, and limited editions.

This year, the fair’s participants are selected by a distinguished selection committee spanning the global design and creative sectors, including Aric Chen, General & Artistic Director of the Nieuwe Instituut (The Netherlands); Isis-Colombe Combréas, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Milk Décoration (France); Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase, Architects and Founders of Gonzalez Haase AAS (Germany).


Returning to a beloved landmark in the heart of Brussels, where the fair has flourished for five editions, and is closely associated with its unique atmosphere, COLLECTIBLE holds its 7th edition at the Vanderborght Building. COLLECTIBLE invites its longstanding partner, TABLEAU, a Copenhagen-based multidisciplinary design studio focused on creating meaningful scenarios, spaces, and installations, to develop a unique and
spectacular scenography for the public entrance of the fair.

Objects With Narratives, Cobra Studios 2022: Mathijs Labadie

At the core of COLLECTIBLE, the MAIN and BESPOKE sections welcome participation respectively from international galleries and independent design studios to showcase established and emerging contemporary design. The NEW GARDE section features new galleries, project spaces and collectives by offering additional visibility for them to establish themselves internationally. ARCHITECT <=> DESIGNER offers a dedicated
platform for architects and interior designers to showcase a recently developed project in furniture design. DIALOGUE invites galleries to exhibit works from the 80’s and 90’s in conversation with contemporary pieces.

The CURATED section serves as a space for radical experimentation and discovery in design. Here, participants – emerging and mid-career independent designers and design studios – are invited to explore pioneering ideas and processes in design. For this 7th edition, the CURATED section will be chaired and curated by Lebanese, Rotterdam-based curator and educator, Rawad Baaklini, among fellow jury members Adrien de Furia, Collector (France), Anaïs Carion, Managing Director & CEO of MAD Home of Creators (Belgium), and Anthony Authié, Architect & Founder of Zyva Studio (France).

MRG – Lewis Kemmenoe

Around the curatorial statement ‘A Public Display of Affection’, the participating creators are invited to explore the expression of love and affection that sometimes escapes us, as the deepest, richest and most irresistible fragments of our
human nature are drowned by an incapacity to communicate how we feel. While we long for the ability to harness words and sculpt language, the designers will ponder the tools that can help us find our words, amidst the scrapyard of our thoughts.


COLLECTIBLE is also delighted to announce the imminent opening of its first permanent space, coinciding with its 7th edition. Ideally located in the heart of Brussels’ art district on rue Saint-Georges, right next to the Avenue Louise and nestled on the ground floor of a typical Brussels house, this new destination will offer bespoke advice, and host exhibitions and private dinners, reflecting the fair’s longstanding commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of contemporary design.

7th-10th March 2024
Vanderborght Building
Rue de l’Ecuyer 50 Schildknaapstraat
1000 Brussels

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