BRUT Collective - On Bodem


BRUT Collective. Photo by Alexander Popelier
From April 8, 2019 until April 12, 2019
BRUT is a collective of emerging Belgian designers. The junction of their practices is a natural consequence of the apparent similarities in imagery, concepts and vision. The six represent a young generation of Belgian designers which values the significance of collaboration and collective involvement within the contemporary design landscape. BRUT made its début during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, 2018.
This year, BRUT chose Bodem (soil) as the theme of their scenography and as a motive for the individual designs and concepts. The dusty charm of an archaeological site inspired its appearances. With their earthy tones and textured surfaces, its separate plateaus refer to the negative spaces which appear when artifacts and architectural remains are gradually brushed back to light. To substantiate this inspiration, BRUT studied Teseum, an excavated Roman settlement in the oldest City of Belgium, Tongres. There, they also found the colors and rhythms which now define this scenography.
The scenography – realized in collaboration with Antoine - introduces an atmosphere of contemplation and stillness, of devotion to matter and time. It guides the concentration and gaze of the spectator. The works he encounters embody four artistic practices which coincide in part – in this case, explicitly.
This year, BRUT is represented by Nel Verbeke, Linde Freya Tangelder, Charlotte Jonckheer, Bram Vanderbeke.
BRUT Collective – On Bodem 
Studio Maraniello
V.le Stelvio, 66
20159 Milano
BRUT Collective. Photo by Alexander Popelier
BRUT Collective. Photo by Alexander Popelier