October and Ventura Interieur may seem far away, but with the summer holidays around the corner the months will pass by before you know it. So this is the right time to point out the extended deadline to apply for Ventura Interieur, to spill some of the first names of exhibitors that will be showing, and to inform you about other events happening right next to Ventura Interieur.
EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR ENTRIES
Due to great interest in Ventura Interieur, Biennale Interieur and Organisation in Design have decided to extend the deadline for registering. Individual designers, design collectives, institutions, design councils, academies, universities, as well as exciting new brands are able to register for Ventura Interieur until the 1st of August. After registration, the Ventura Interieur team will make a curated selection. Please click here to apply and find out more about the made-to-measure exhibitor packages. Please note that the registration itself is free of charge.
Ventura Interieur is pleased to give out some of the first names of exhibitors that will be showing their latest works and collections; new brands such as DHPH (NL), and Ontwerplabel Vij5 (NL), institutions like In Residence (IT), academies such as Katho (BE) and ArteZ (NL) as well as design collectives like Great Things to People (CL).
VENTURA INTERIEUR LOCATIONS
Ventura Interieur will take place in two areas; on the Biennale Interieur grounds (Kortrijk Xpo) and on the Buda Island in the city center of Kortrijk.
The presentation of Ventura Interieur at the fairgrounds will provide the visitors of the Biennale a glimpse of what Ventura Interieur is all about and what they can expect to see on the Buda Island. The main locations of Ventura Interieur are on Buda Island, the historical and cultural district of Kortrijk. This cultural hive will serve as the backdrop for Ventura Interieur. Get a feel for the locations by watching this video
Between the two areas of Ventura Interieur, Biennale Interieur will provide a free and frequent shuttle service in collaboration with Audi.
PROGRAMME OF BIENNALE INTERIEUR AT BUDA ISLAND
The Buda Island, does not only host to Ventura Interieur, the Biennale Interieur has also planned various other interesting installations and happenings at this location.
International acclaimed designers and artists like Ross Lovegrove (UK), Gregg Lynn (USA) and Troika (UK) are invited by Biennale Interieur to create “Project Rooms”. The theme of these 60 m2 installations is “Future Primitives” and explores the borders of our future living experiences.
Besides these visionaries, brands like Hay (DK) and architects such as Sou Fujimoto (JP) will present their latest works, and the release of the documentary about the life of Maarten Van Severen (BE) will be celebrated.
London-based collective Design Marketo (UK) was asked by Biennale Interieur to create Interieur Bistro, a pop-up restaurant, with specially selected local foods all “Freshly Cut”.
Closing date applications Ventura Interieur: 1 August 2012
Ventura Interieur / Biennale Interieur: 20 – 28 October 2012