As the seat of the EU, Brussels is known as the “capital of Europe,” and its significance as a center of international governance and business makes Brussels a truly global city. Besides the beer, the waffles, the chocolate and the diamonds, Brussels is also known for its vast choice of design showrooms. Have a look!
#1 – Bolia
Bolia was born in Denmark, which provides the greatest inspiration for everything this brand does. Nature, the materials and Scandinavian design heritage. A heritage based on simplicity, elegance, craftsmanship and authentic materials. They work closely with talented international designers – from new talent to prestigious design studios. And no matter where in the world their designers are from, they all share a passion for Scandinavian design, natural materials and beautiful designs, all captured in a small sanctuary that invites tranquillity, contemplation and creative adventures.
#2 – Cassina
Cassina has been designing the future of interiors for 90 years. Founded by Cesare and Umberto Cassina in Meda in 1927, the company launched industrial design in Italy during the ’50s by taking a completely new approach which saw a shift from handcraftsmanship to serial production. The company was pioneering in the way that it showed a striking inclination for research and innovation, combining technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. For the first time, important architects and designers were involved and encouraged to envision new designs to be transformed into projects, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company. Today Cassina continues to represent new ways of living, creating harmonious settings that bring together the best of contemporary design.
#3 – Depot Design
Depot Design is 2000m² of affordable design in the heart of Brussels. Since 1985, they have helped 45,000 clients like you make their dreams come true. They offer designer furniture and interior decoration such as you will not find anywhere else. The collection is constantly evolving because they are always on the lookout for new products and the latest trends. You will find big design brands like Calligaris, Muuto, Ferm Living, Lago, Ditre Italia, Koozo, Ethnicraft, Bullfrog, Horm, Woud, Moome, Pedrali or Mobitec, but also their own models and creations of small artisan workshops.
#4 – diito
Founded by two architects and an interior architect, diito is a gallery in uptown Brussels, and a showroom in downtown Brussels, selling and exhibiting young designers, selected brands and vintage furniture. diito also manages complete private and business projects.
#5 – Flamant
Flamant creates everything you need to turn your house into a warm home. A quiet cocoon in a hectic world. They do this with the greatest care for quality. Every Flamant product is made in small workshops and in accordance with authentic methods. They travel the world to find the best artisan products and that way, all the products have their own unique stories. In 2007, Flamant was crowned purveyor to the Belgian Royal Household – a wonderful recognition of the quality, craftsmanship and design of its collections. A Flamant interior product introduces a bit of royal luxury to your home, time and time again.
#6 – Instore
For over 30 years, Instore has offered the very best contemporary designer brands in its 1500 m2 showroom, where the various spaces evolve depending on the selections and the latest trends. A professional team will welcome you and help you make a choice that best suits your wishes and requirements. Thanks to the engagement and know-how of their employees, Instore can also assist you in creating and renovating your private and commercial spaces. The success of Instore can be attributed to its privileged and personal relationship with all its customers.
KOPERHUIS is an online and offline interior design shop, selling a handpicked selection of furniture, lighting and home accessories.
#8 – La Fabrika
La Fabrika is an interior design store, webshop and creative studio brought to you by Kelly – an entrepreneur, mom, interior designer, photography student and cappuccino addict. The building is located in the lively Dansaert district in the heart of Brussels and its 250m2 showroom extended across two floors. When you visit, make sure to go downstairs in the back, since most of the items are displayed there! Starting from scratch, with a very limited budget but tons of motivation and determination, the few suppliers quickly grew over the years. La Fabrika started as a small team of one, then two, and now they have almost a half soccer team!
#9 – Ligne
What seems obvious today was not at all back in days, the heydays and awakening of the design, in the early seventies. Few people knew Artek, Cassina or Zanotta, the first brands that appeared in the Ligne window at Galerie de la Reine 12. Through reading Domus and Interni and attending numerous fairs, the showcase of Ligne became a real reference. The calling was to become the best of the best to present contemporary furniture and this for everyone. In 2012, it came a large displacement at the Galerie du Roi. More space, more windows and rare collections always featuring such as Classicon, Castellani & Smith, Kristalia, Mobimex, E15, Louis Poulsen, Blur… the list goes on and on!
#10 – Showroom_144
Frank Pay is the founder of SHOWROOM_144, an innovative design shop with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, artisanal objects and art. Frank’s selection for SHOWROOM_144 is based on quality, texture, geometry, freshness and comfort. They only do official re-editions and work with labels like Thonet and Ghyczy because they combine quality, service and a passion for good historical as well as contemporary design.