Wendy Andreu and Bram Vanderbeke showing at Fosbury & Sons Boitsfort

We are very delighted to be showing Elements , a collection of design art objects by Wendy Andreu and Bram Vanderbeke at Fosbury & Sons in Boitsfort (Brussels) . The show takes place in their eye-catching building, a modernist masterpiece by post-war architect Constantin Brodzki. Brodzki graduated from La Cambre who explored the possibilities offered by modern building techniques and technology .

Veerle Verbakel Gallery shows Michael Young at Poème Brut in Design Museum Gent

Poème Brut highlights designers’ renewed interest in crafts, local techniques and materials. In recent years, their focus has shifted to manufacturing processes and materiality as a counterpoint to globalisation and dematerialisation. A central theme in the exhibition is the outcome of this research into materials and techniques. Some designs use old, forgotten materials and new techniques or technology to process them, while others are the result of an old craft in combination with a new material.

All the design objects are tactile, with a poetic undercurrent and a largely ‘rough’ and ‘unfinished’ design idiom. Poème Brut zooms in on the designer as a maker, as an alchemist who is inspired by the special properties of matter and innovative ways for processing it, as well as its potential in a contemporary context.

The curators Siegrid Demyttenaere and atelier lachaert dhanis selected international iconic designers, as well as emerging young talent. The ensembles show surprising combinations, atypical confrontations and new insights.

Veerle Verbakel Gallery is showing the BC chair and SH2 stool at the show at Design Museum Gent from 30 March 2018 until 4 November 2018.

A(ll) Book – Michael Young

A(ll), book about the works of Michael Young.

Author: Maria Christina Didero

Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek

Language: English/French

144 p, hardcover

Price: 29,95 EUR – order by e-mail to veerle@veerleverbakelgallery.com


Experimenting is a working method for Michael Young and the investigation of different resources his ultimate passion. Born in Sunderland, the famous British designer Michael Young has set his offices in Bruxelles and Hong Kong. In Asia he has tested for more than ten years the most advanced and sophisticated processes, focusing on different kinds of material but his aluminum projects are the ones that stand out for their uniqueness of approach and a special twist. Next to his designs in aluminum – limited editions or mass produced – he also included a selection of his most iconic projects from recent years. 

al(l) projects in aluminium by Michael Young at Grand Hornu

Michael Young is showing at Grand Hornu until the end of May 2016. This first solo exhibition of his work opened on 31 January 2016. This exhibition is an illustration of objects resulting from specific engineering, development and techniques related to aluminium. Michael Young shows own products alongside designs of Ross Lovegrove, Jerszy Seymour, Xavier Lust, Charles and Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer and Jean Prouvé.