Brera Design District

The object becomes.


Preview of the movie presented by Belgium is Design

Filmed across Belgium between February and April of 2021, the film is about nine experiences of the Belgian design. It shows a collection of good practices aimed at circularity, recycling, the regeneration of resources and new production models of an object. Every single project becomes a tribute to experimenting with what is possible, to prospective questions and to the importance of context (spatial, social, environmental, financial and cultural) as a key value of design.


It is a film by Alexandre Humbert with Giovanna Massoni as production curator. 

Designers: BC Materials, D4E1, Kaspar Hamacher, Geneviève Levivier, OpenStructures, RVB, Studio Plastique, Roel Vandebeek, Sep Verboom.

How to participate safely

By invitation only.
To watch the screening, send an email with the request for accreditation to:

Activities schedule

September 6
17:30 — 18:30 Show - Preview of the movie presented by Belgium is Design. Screenings followed by a talk with the designers, the director and the curator.
September 7
20:00 — 21:00 Show - Preview of the movie presented by Belgium is Design. Screenings followed by a talk with the designers, the director and the curator.

Attention, please! The access to the places indicated in the map is managed and regulated by each individual brand by the existing rules.
Brera Design District and Studiolabo are thus not responsible for the management of people flow and access to any of those places.

& companies

BC Materials

BC Materials was founded by Ken De Cooman, Laurens Bekemans, Nicolas Coeckelberghs & Wes Degreef, in October 2018. The start up transforms excavated earth (officially a ‘waste’) into clay plasters, compressed earth blocks & rammed earth as a circular building material.

D4E1 - Design For (Every) One

D4E1 - Design For (Every) One is a micro living lab at University College of West-Flanders (Howest). The lab conducts practical research on how stakeholders in healthcare can become active creators of care solutions through open design.

Geneviève Levivier

After 10 years of creating original textiles, with her studio A+ZDesign®, for the most renowned fashion houses, Geneviève dedicates herself to the creation of site-specific installations and contemplative pieces in harmony with the surrounding architecture and nature.

Kaspar Hamacher

Taking nature as his basis, Kaspar Hamacher, Eupen, (B) is focused resolutely on physical rather than conceptual design. As he says himself, he feels more craftsman than designer.


OpenStructures is a methodology for modular & collaborative design. Its design principles form the basis for an almost complete circular economy. OS_Studio is a Brussels based design studio run by Thomas Lommée & Christiane Högner it is the major driving force behind OpenStructures.

Roel Vandebeek

Roel Vandebeek is an all-round designer who is active in various fields. His designs always start from the identity of the context. They are original, surprising products, objects and installations with a touch of humor. He also works with architects on interior projects and public spaces.


Since 1935, rvb® creates, designs and manufactures high-quality faucets to meet the highest expectations and needs regarding bathrooms and kitchens. rvb® continues to manufacture in its Brussels workshops with high quality standards and respect for the environment.

Sep Verboom

Sep Verboom is both designer and social entrepreneur, less concerned with the objectification of the result than with the context in which it takes place. Via the Livable® platform, Verboom brings together many different partners: from the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, local governments or NGOs.

Studio Plastique

Theresa Bastek and Archibald Godts founded Studio Plastique in 2017 in Brussels after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven. Their work combines imaginative scenarios and critical reflections with in-depth investigations of complex material supply chains and technological infrastructures.


Cinema Anteo
Piazza XXV Aprile, 8