|The Tour & Taxi building that houses Art Brussels|
The 35th Art Brussels fair was held in a formerly industrial district, within the Tour & Taxi hangar. In this redeveloping area of Brussels, there are innovative and ecologically sympathetic architectural developments and the new headquarters of Environment Brussels. Ultimately, the area will offer a mix of diverse housing, work spaces, state-of-the-art conference and seminar venues plus retail, leisure facilities and publicly accessible open space.
In 2018, Brussels is the official European city of contemporary art reflecting its changing cultural landscape
|Soaring staircase at Maison Delvaux|
Selected design pieces in the permanent collection include a marble, leather and bronze table by Ben Storms, hexagonal brass chandeliers, 'Osaka' by Jules Wabbes, made for the 1970 world fair's Belgian pavilion, a light chandelier by Nathalie Dewez called 'Prism' and an organically shaped desk designed in 1952 by Renaat Braem. Maison Delvaux is neither an art gallery or a typical boutique but offers a unique experience mixing its mid 20th Century design collection of furniture, the handsome 19th Century building and its fine luxury handbags.
|The Art and Design Atomium Museum in Brussels|
The Art and Design Atomium Museum pays homage to plastic and its impact on design with the Plasticarium Collection
|Colourful Sixties and Seventies television designs|
The collection has been extended to the post-pop era of today. Although various major museums have already exhibited its key pieces, such as Tate London, few Belgians are familiar with the entire collection, including items from every aspect of daily life, including TV sets and Tupperware. There are also original works by many famous designers, including Joe Colombo, Verner Panton, Philippe Starck, Charles Kaisin and others.
|The brilliant exhibtion of design from the |
The Art & Design Atomium Museum is part of Brussels' International Trade Mart (BITM), almost half of which is to be devoted to the permanent collection of the Plasticarium. Overall, it comprises more then 2,000 pieces ranging from everyday objects to works of art via designer items. As there will not be sufficient space in the ADAM to present the collection in its entirety, the display will be rotated on an annual basis. This will offer visitors a different experience with every new visit to the museum.
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|The Art and Design Atomium Museum ADAM with an entrance designed by Jean Nouvel|
|Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi's 'Dondolo' 1969, part of the Plasticarium collection at Brussels ADAM|
|The enormous Plasticarium collection of iconic and everyday designs at ADAM|
|Transparent sculptural, fantasies part of Philippe Decelle's original collection that he began in 1987|
|Maison Delvaux's Renaat Braem1952 organic desk|
|Display at the stylish Maison Delvaux housed in a 19th Century mansion|
|The dramatic stripes and curves of Renaat Braem's 1952 desk and chair at Maison Delvaux|
|Jules Wabbes hexagaonal brass chandeliers at Maison Delvaux|
|Pieter De Bruyne's Mondrian-inspired table at Maison Delvaux|
|Natalie Dewez's 'Prism' chandelier at Maison Delvaux|
|The former industrial Docks area of Brussels that is being redeveloped|
|The sustainable new Environment Brussels building in the Docks area|