How can one achieve a powerful visual and tactile vibrancy and develop formal language and pallets of shades without destroying the environment?

The fine selection of designers and photographers have applied a handcrafted approach to creating a series of outstanding installations. Crystalized is the result of their exploration of innovative ways to employ such superior materials like ceramics, crystal, lacquer, metal, and natural minerals.

The Day Bed - Studio Dessuant Bone with Allaert Aluminium (detail)
Material alchemy transforms one’s perception and elevates the status of an object or image beyond ornamentation. The combination of nature and technology reveals the beauty of experimentation while the importance of recycling and upcycling are brought to the front.

One of the highlights of the upcoming show is the installation by French multidisciplinary design duo Studio Dessuant Bone. After the success of Perpetual Motion installation at Biennale Interieur 2016, Studio Dessuant Bone and Allaert Aluminium collaborated on limited edition design range, Art Industrial. The first piece of this design range will be revealed at Spazio Nobile.

Tom Joyce - Well I dyed. Infused photo on aluminum ©2016
Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard teamed up with EGE carpets to present Meteoric Stone – bespoke digital printed rugs, inspired by the mineral world of marble and stone.

Marlene Huissoud, a young designer from London, brings the Vase and Wall installation, two mural pieces and a tree sculpture from honeybee bio-resin and discarded glass, a part of her Of Insects and Men series.

Liquid Mirrors by Taeg Nishimoto
MarleneHuissoud - Large Hexa Vase part of the bespoke Wall installation. From Insects. Credit: Yesenia Tibault Picazo
New York-based duo of Chen Chen & Kai Williams will present a striking wall installation of five Caviar sconces, silver shots and illuminated glass lens.

Crystalized Group show will also include works by Tom Joyce, Antonio Lampecco, Taeg Nishimoto, Ming-Zhong Chen & Yu-Ju Lin, Isaac Monté, Frederick Vidal and Philipp Weber.

Spazio Nobile by Pro Materia Gallery, Contemporary Applied Arts, Design & Photography. Rue Franz Merjay 142 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Philipp Weber - From Below. 2017