Le Monde
Le Laboratoire de Bijoy Jain

© Anne-Lise Carlo

All at Once

© Sam Steverlinck

The New York Times Style Magazine
The Five Most Important New Dealers on the Forefront of Design

© Thibault Montamat

Critic’s Guide: Brussels – text by Ellen Mara De Wachter

MANIERA invites artists and architects to develop furniture and objects for use, offering them an excursion from their usual practice and an opportunity to turn their attention to questions of design and functionality. Belgian artist Sophie Nys’s work alludes to historical furniture she has encountered in person or in photographs. She guesstimates dimensions and designs and adapts them to contemporary use. Her new series is titled ‘Onkelhaft’ (Avuncular, 2016), a reference to the figure of the uncle, which she sees as simultaneously reassuring and threatening. Tafel / Stoel (Wolo) (Table / Chair [Wolo], 2016) is a convertible object, reminiscent of American colonial hutch tables, while Kniebank (Wolo) (Kneebench [Wolo], 2016) is an intriguing wood and leather platform, based on a museum object whose use is unknown but could be related to prayer or to industry. For her part, Belgian artist Valérie Mannaerts has made several ceramic plant pots and an exquisite padded silk kimono decorated with her drawings and paintings, which also functions as a room divider when it is hung on a metal and wood frame. Arbalette (Crossbow, 2016) fulfils some of the various capacities of textile: its ability to bear imagery, to clothe the body and to divide space.

All at Once – text by Sam Steverlinck

Sight Unseen
A Breathtaking Furniture Installation Staged Inside a Famed Brutalist House – text by Monica Khemsurov

TL Mag
MANIERA Showcases ‘Open Objects’ by Jonathan Muecke – text by Laura Herman

Le Monde
Le Laboratoire de Bijoy Jain – text by Anne-Lise Carlo

Blouin Art Info
Contemporary Design From Belgium Breaks Through Globally – text by Jana Perkovic

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Highlights from Design Miami/ Basel – text by Rosa Bertoli

The Top 7 Pieces to Covet at Design Miami/ Basel – text by Molly Gottschalk

AD Magazine
Le meilleur de Design Miami/ Basel 2016 – by Marina Hemonet

The Art Newspaper
Design Miami branches out in Basel – text by Hannah Mc Givern

Blouin Art Info
Design Miami Basel 2016: 9 Best Contemporary Design Pieces – text by Jana Perkovic

Sight Unseen
Another Basel Favorite: Candy-Pink Tectonic Structures – text by Monica Khemsurov

MANIERA 05 & 06 – text by Asli Ciçek

Studio Mumbai draws on traditional indian craft using brick and bamboo to hand-make furniture for MANIERA – text by Andrea Chin

Icon Design
MANIERA Gallery, ovvero l’intersezione tra arte e architettura – text by Enrico Grigoletti

A beautiful and unusual collection from architect Bijoy Jain and his Studio Mumbai – text by Lauren Ro

Architectural Digest
The architecture behind furniture: Bijoy Jain pieces together a collection – text by Gauri Kelkar

Sight Unseen
A landscape of bookshelves as an ode to Gerhard Richter – text by Jill Singer

Wallpaper *
Standout designs from around the globe – text by Elly Parsons

T : The New York Times Style Magazine
The Five Most Important New Dealers on the Forefront of Design – text by Monica Khemsurov

I Love Belgium
Mannerism, Maniérisme, Maniera – text by Christopher Gellein

Blind date in a Henry Van de Velde villa – text by Sam Steverlynck

Wallpaper *
Solo Chair by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Design Miami / Basel 2015 show report

Icon Magazine
Icon Awards 2014, furniture design of the year, shortlist: Solo Chair and tables by OFFICE kgdvs

The Belgian architectural duo OFFICE kgdvs branch out into furniture – text by Douglas Murphy

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen design furniture for MANIERA

de Architect
Een liefdesverklaring aan de architectuur – text by Harm Tilman

Open House
Gallery living – pictures by Mari Luz Vidal

The Secret of Stones – text by Scott Indrisek

Sight Unseen
We love everything about the new Brussels-based gallery Maniera

PIN-UP Magazine
#TBT Maniera

Interieur Biennale 2014 Book
Design without design – text by Christophe Van Gerrewey

dS Magazine
Volgens de regels van de kunst – text by Dieter Van Den Storm

OFFICE kgdvs explores strenght of materials with prototype furniture

De Witte Raaf
Ontwerp zonder ontwerp – text by Christophe Van Gerrewey

The standard and the stone – text by Wonne Ickx

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen design limited furniture series for MANIERA – text by Wonne Ickx