Monocle on Design

Are Antwerp’s best days still ahead of it?

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14 March 2017

Episode 283

30 minutes


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Nestled in the heart of Flanders – Belgium’s Dutch-speaking northern region – Antwerp has garnered a reputation in recent years as a regional city with a global reach. Today we bring you interviews with some of its brightest design talents.

14 March 2017

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Chapter 1

6 minutes


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Chapter 1

Walter Van Beirendonck

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The head of Antwerp’s Fashion Academy discusses his own work and that of his students.

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Chapter 2

12 minutes


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Chapter 2

Design district: Antwerpen-Noord

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We take you on a tour of Antwerp North, a hub for the city’s fast-growing creative community.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Gert Voorjans

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Gert Voorjans is known for designing Dries Van Noten’s retail spaces but most of his energy is devoted to domestic projects. He takes us on a tour of his showroom-cum-office.

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Chapter 4

3 minutes


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Chapter 4

Michaël Verheyden at Graanmarkt 13

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Belgian Designer Michaël Verheyden talks about the benefits of exhibiting in a carefully curated design space such as Graanmarkt 13.

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