In Belgium, the Schools of Design are inexhaustible mines of talent. And as Brussels is at the busy crossroads between Latin and Germanic cultures, an open mind and a healthy curiosity are not the preserve of the happy few. The shops and studios that are springing up along Rue Antoine Dansaert provide a good sample: fashion for women, men, children and even babies, from head to toe, naturally.
What is design? And what is Belgian design? When does a product become an icon, the image of which sticks in everyone's mind? How does it become a bestseller?
In Brussels, creativity is just like the art de vivre: inventive or even eccentric...
Two 18th century gabled houses have had their interiors redesigned to accommodate the museum with the strongest local flavour; a place devoted to lace, embroidery, costume and high fashion.
Maison Particulière is a private art center created by the initiative of a French couple of art collectors, Amaury and Myriam de Solages. Maison Particulière took form out of their deep desire for sharing their joy of living among ancient and modern works of arts.