Pro materia gallery

Spazio Nobile celebrates the Nordic Summer. 

Welcome to our Midsummer Smörgåsbord this Sunday 23 June from 12-18:00, rue Franz Merjay, 142. Free entrance.

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.

The exhibition runs at Spazio Nobile, rue Franz Merjay 142, 1050 Brussels, Belgium from 17 May until 8 September 2019. Opening on Thursday 16 May – Sunday Brunch on 19 May 12-16:00

(the gallery is closed from 15 July until 25 August)

Discover Kustaa Saksi’s profile here

Press Room Sophie Carrée here

Download the catalogue here

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

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Season XII – Keep Your Garden AlivE 

at Institut finlandais, rue des Écoles 60 in Paris 5e, from 24 April until 13 July. 

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, Pro Materia & Spazio Nobile Gallery, and Kati Laakso, Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, in collaboration with Institut finlandais.

Press & PR: Elsa Sarfati PR for Spazio Nobile, elsa.sarfati@gmail.com, +33 6 10 84 27 48.

The exhibition runs from 24 April until 13 July, open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am until 6pm.

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.

Photo by Aurélien Mole, courtesy of Institut finlandais

Download the full Season XII-Finnish Season catalogue 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.

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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 to flights, 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 VTomáš Libertíny, Solo Show, Chronosophia, 20.04-23.09.2017

Season VI Blauw. Ceci n’est pas une couleur. Piet Stockmans & Frederik Vercruysse, 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’Age 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 X Land/Scapes with Carine Boxy, Kaspar Hamacher, François Moret, Bela Silva and Piet Stockmans

SEASON XI Formosa: A New Layer Taiwan meets Yii

Designers & Artists Catalogues

Kaspar Hamacher Collections

Bela Silva Collections

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

Fairs Catalogues

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

CollectibleBrussels, 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)