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Spazio Nobile is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11am-6pm or by appointment.

Address: 142 rue Franz Merjay, B- 1050 Brussels 

Upcoming events (check our updates down this page)

19.9 18-22.00 : Opening of Season XII- The Finnish Season /Keep Your Garden Alive 

followed by the SUNDAY BRUNCH, 22.9, 12-16.00

In the framework of Brussels Design September, this group exhibition features Inka Bell, Johanna Gullichsen, Antrei Hartikainen, Mari Isopahkala, Renata Jakowleff, Harri Koskinen, Veera Kulju, Tero Kuitunen, Laura Laine, Päivi Rintaniemi, Kristina Riska, Sami Ruotsalainen, Teemu Salonen, Perttu Saksa, Kustaa Saksi, Caroline Slotte, Heikki Viinikainen, Man Yau. The exhibition is curated by Lise Coirier, Co-Founder of Spazio Nobile Gallery, and Kati Laakso, Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.

Download our catalogue here. Watch the video made by Atelier YenAn here

20.9, 17.30-20.00 : Meet the artist Kustaa Saksi and view his 26m long tapestry at the EU Council

This event is informal opportunity to engage with Artist Kustaa Saksi’s work and to witness the artwork Archipelago commissioned by the Finnish Government to celebrate the Finnish Presidency to the European Council from July until December 2019.

20-22.9, 10.00-19.00 :

Lake Como Design Fair with “Diatomée” molten glass vases by Garnier & Linker at Ridotto’s room of the Teatro Sociale di Como, Italy

Download the catalogue here. Prices are on request

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Season XII – The Finnish Season continues … and reopens with a group exhibition on 19 september: Keep your garden alive. Subtle Bodies golden glass sculptures are still on SHOW!

Laura Laine, Subtle Bodies Glass Art Works and Drawings, Photo Yen-An Chen

This installation of 5 golden glass sculptures is part of Season XII- The Finnish Season /Keep Your Garden Alive. You can download the press release from Brussels Gallery Weekend here

You can also contact our PR agency Sophie Carrée for more information and interviews
Press releases in FR / EN / NL

About the 5 new sculptures

The five golden glass sculptures made in Ajeto, Nový Bor (Czech Republic) by Finnish artist Laura Laine in collaboration with the two Czech glass masters Emil Kovac and Aleš Vacek explore on how memories of emotions, scents and other sense perceptions get trapped in objects and transform them. Similarly to a human body that can carry a physical and vibrational memory of past events, also objects can retain these energies. The molecular and energetic makeup of objects is slow and solid so they retain these charges for a longer time. The works display these charges as new organic forms that burst out of the shell of the white objects or have already created their own autonomous body.In the artist’s perception, the golden color both ennobles the object and emphasizes the sensuality of the shiny glass material. Also it both attracts the eye and breaks down the solidity of the form through reflecting light. It is a way for Laura Laine to enhance the color of materiality and immateriality. All five golden glass sculptures are unique pieces, made of hand blown glass, silvered inside, cold cut and assembled, signed by the artist.

Download the catalogue Season XII- THE FINNISH SEASON/Laura Laine, Subtle Bodies here

VIEW THE SHORT VIDEO FILMED BY ATELIER YENAN HERE

Photo by Diana Luganski

Laura Laine (born 1983) is a Helsinki based visual artist and illustrator with her own distinct and recognizable style. Recently ranked by The Illustrator (ed. by Taschen) as one of the 100 best illustrators from around the world, she has also been working with glass since 2013 in Finland, Netherlands and Czech Republic. Her art works have been exhibited in Dubai, Tokyo, New York, the Netherlands, London, Los Angeles and Helsinki, among other locations. In her illustration work, she is particularly known for her surrealistic handdrawn female figures. Laine’s CV lists a great deal of work for international magazines and companies such as Vogue Japan, Vogue Italy, Vogue Germany, Givenchy, Elle, The New York Times, The Guardian, Harvey Nichols and Pantene. She is also collaborating frequently with Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio. She has received multiple awards for her work. Spazio Nobile represents her since 2019 and has recently shown her previous “Wet Collection” glass sculptures at Collectible, Vanderborght Building, Brussels in March 2019, at Institut finlandais, Paris (April-July 2019) and at Révélations Biennial in Paris in May 2019.

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Season XII – Kustaa Saksi, First Symptoms

First Symptoms is the new cycle of six woven tapestries by Kustaa Saksi, mixed media in silk, mohair, rubberized cotton, cashmere wool, transparent polyester and velvet. Saksi suffers from migraine and uses his symptoms as a way to overcome pain and search for beauty and meaning in life.

On the picture: Kustaa Saksi, First Symptoms Collection, 2019, at Spazio Nobile, Jacquard Weave and mixed media of dyed yarns, Photo by Margaux Nieto

Discover Kustaa Saksi’s profile here

Press Room Sophie Carrée here

Download the catalogue here

Watch the SHORT video FILMED by ATELIER YENAN here

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On the picture: exhibition at Institut finlandais, Paris. Photo Aurélien Mole

Season XII – THE FINNISH SEASON / Keep Your Garden Alive has closed its doors in Paris past July and moves back to Spazio Nobile, 20.9-22.12.2019. Opening on 19 September 2019, 18-22.00

This group exhibition features Inka Bell, Johanna Gullichsen, Antrei Hartikainen, Mari Isopahkala, Renata Jakowleff, Harri Koskinen, Veera Kulju, Tero Kuitunen, Laura Laine, Päivi Rintaniemi, Kristina Riska, Sami Ruotsalainen, Teemu Salonen, Perttu Saksa, Kustaa Saksi, Caroline Slotte, Heikki Viinikainen, Man Yau

Season XII – The Finnish Season / Keep Your Garden Alive is a group exhibition with eighteen Finnish renowned and emerging artists and designers who are currently reshaping the contemporary Finnish art and design scene. The exhibition is curated by Lise Coirier, Co-Founder of Spazio Nobile Gallery, and Kati Laakso, Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. The exhibition suggests a narrative on how to observe what is fragile around us, and how to protect it. How to make your garden flourish in times of drastic environmental changes? Applied arts remind us of how the earth and the natural elements remain as the best source of innovation and creation. The use of design-led craftsmanship such as ceramics, glass, metal, and wood bring us back to our human roots and sense of our material culture. The notion of the garden stands as a symbol for living objects, and how we need to cherish them to pass it onto the next generations. The exhibition implies a metaphor for the inner and outer life as well as a real-life illustration of our mineral and organic man-made world.

Following the Asian aesthetics based on 24 Seasons a year, Spazio Nobile will shift and unveil new Finnish art & design objects in the space every 2 weeks between 20.9 and 22.12.19.

Download the full Season XII-Finnish Season catalogue here

Watch the SHORT video FILMED BY ATELIER YENAN here

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About Spazio Nobile

By opening Spazio Nobile in April 2016, in the dynamic and cosmopolitan Ixelles neighbourhood of Brussels (Belgium), Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating a dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Commissioning unique pieces, limited editions and installations that are both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensibility to everything nature and minerality, the gallery organises four to five exhibits each year, dedicated to both rising and established talents, without creating borders between the disciplines, the visual arts dialoguing with the fine arts.

À propos de Spazio Nobile

En ouvrant Spazio Nobile en avril 2016 dans le quartier très animé et cosmopolite d’Ixelles à Bruxelles (BE), Lise Coirier et Gian Giuseppe Simeone ont uni leurs passions pour la création et l’histoire de l’art en prenant le parti de faire dialoguer arts appliqués contemporains, design et photographie. En donnant l’impulsion à la création de pièces uniques, d’éditions limitées et d’installations à la fois expérimentales et artistiques, avec une sensibilité particulière à tout ce qui touche à la nature et à la minéralité, la galerie organise chaque année quatre à cinq expositions dédiées à des talents émergents ou déjà confirmés. Sans mettre de frontière entre les disciplines, les arts visuels côtoient les beaux-arts.

Spazio Nobile is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00 until 18.00 or by appointment.

Do not hesitate to contact us by email : Lise Coirier – lc@spazionobile.com / Gian Giuseppe Simeone – ggs@spazionobile.com

or by instagram @spazionobilegallery

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Seasonal curated exhibitions

Season I – Post Natural History, 20.04-11.09.2016 – Catalog artists: Vincent Fournier, Kaspar Hamacher, Nathalie Dewez, Tomáš Libertíny, Carlo Brandelli

Season IPost Natural History, 20.04-11.09.2016 – Catalog brands: Thonet, Lasvit, Vervloet, Wästberg

Season II Forest of Lights, 15.09-20.11.2016 – Jörg Bräuer, Kaspar Hamacher, Nathalie Dewez

Season III Silver Edition, 25.11.2016-19.02.2017 – 25 designers for the 25th edition of TLmag and 25th Interieur Biennale Silver Lining

Season IV Crystallized, 23.02-15.04.2017– Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Marie Dessuant & Philip Bone, Studio GGSV, Taeg Nishimoto, Marlène Huissoud, Tom Joyce, Antonio Lampecco, Richu Lacquer Art Co, Isaac Monté, Frederick Vidal, Philipp Weber, Tomáš Libertíny

Season VChronosophia, Tomáš Libertíny, Solo Show, 20.04-23.09.2017

Season VI Blauw. Ceci n’est pas une couleur. Piet Stockmans & Frederik Vercruysse, duo show, 29.09-4.02.2017

Season VII Die Werkstatt, 9.02-6.05.2018 – Damien Gernay, Kaspar Hamacher, Jonas Loellmann, Valentin Loellmann, Fabian von Spreckelsen

Season VIII Meisenthal, L’Âge du Verre/ The Age of Glass, 25.05-9.09.2018 – 25 artists and designers

Season IXBotanic Psyche, Marlène Huissoud & Marcin Rusak, duo show, 14.09-18.11.2018

Season XLand/Scapes with Carine Boxy, Kaspar Hamacher, François Moret, Bela Silva and Piet Stockmans

Season XIFormosa: A New Layer Taiwan meets Yii, group exhibition curated by Lise Coirier – scenography by Rain Wu

Designers & Artists Catalogues

Kaspar Hamacher Collections 2019

Fabian Von Spreckelsen Collections 2019

Bela Silva Collections 2019

Amy Hilton Collection for Art On Paper, BOZAR, 6-9.9.2018

Garnier & Linker, Diatomée Molten Glass Vases Collection, Lake Como Design Fair, 20-22.9.2019

Fairs Catalogues

Collect, London, Saatchi Gallery, UK, February 2018 – Into The Stockmans Blue Catalog

Collectible, Brussels, BE, Vanderborght Building, March 2018 – Phantasmagoria : Kustaa Saksi, Bela Silva, Frederik Vercruysse, Laetitia Bica, Chen & Williams, Kaspar Hamacher

Art Brussels, Brussels, Tour & Taxis, BE, April 2018, The Random Collection

A New Layer II, Basel, Design Miami/ Design Curio, 12-17.6.2018 – A New Layer Taiwan, scenography by Julie Richoz

Art on Paper, Brussels, Bozar, September 2018, solo show of Amy Hilton

Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Kortrijk Xpo, October 2018, The Random Collection, scenography by Garnier & Linker

IIDE, Brussels, Hôtel de la Poste with Gert Voorjans & Marcin Rusak “Flora” table, November 2018

Collectible, Brussels, Brussels, BE, Vanderborght Building, March 2019, Blooming Blossom

Art Brussels, Brussels, Tour & Taxis, BE, April 2019, Cosmogony, a duo exhibition of Bela Silva (ceramics) & Kustaa Saksi (tapestries)

Révélations, Paris, Grand Palais, FR, May 2019, Galerie Collection & Keep Your Garden Alive, Group Exhibition

Lake Como Design Fair, Como, IT, 20-22 September 2019, Diatomée Vases by Garnier & Linker