© Jef Jacobs

MANIERA gallery commissions architects and artists to develop furniture and objects for use, offering them the opportunity to take an excursion beyond their usual practice. Architects often have a close relationship with the visual arts and artists are often inspired by the spatial environment. MANIERA crystallises these affinities into new design proposals. More than just furniture, the objects produced by MANIERA are a deliberate search for confrontations between the realms of architecture, design and art.
MANIERA brings both up-and-coming and well-established figures to the fore. What they all have in common is a personal language and hand, a conceptual mode of thought, and an authentic and idiosyncratic ‘maniera’ or working method.
MANIERA was founded by Kwinten Lavigne and Amaryllis Jacobs in 2014. In 2023, the gallery moved into Hôtel Danckaert, also known as Villa Dewin. The house was designed in 1922 by the Belgian architect Jean-Baptiste Dewin for Jean Danckaert, a Brussels industrial engineer. The dwelling and the rose garden are listed as heritage. The interior furnishings and decoration of the Villa were developed by the famous Ateliers d’Art De Coene.
Crafting the Functional and the Conceptual
Text by Asli Ciçek, Graphic Design by Michaël Bussaer
Photography by Martina Bjorn Studio, Frederik Vercruysse & Jeroen Verrecht
Figures on a stage
Text by Ellis Woodman
Photography & Graphic Design by Martina Bjorn Studio
Graphic Design by Michaël Bussaer
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