From the museum to the coffee shop, design invites itself in Belgium in all spaces. A creative emulation that Acumen magazine reveals to you through three new locations to visit … without delay!
The Faina showroom in Antwerp
Founded in 2006 by Ukrainian architect Victoria Yakusha, Faina is a multidisciplinary studio rooted in the country’s culture. It’s a living, almost mystical design, whose minimalist spaces give free rein to the emotions of the guests. In December 2021, the studio unveiled its creations in its first showroom in Antwerp: a 500-year-old building preserved in its original state to create an osmosis with the pieces on display.
The Kind of OJ hybrid space
Bed and breakfast, art and design gallery, showroom. Kind of OJ is, above all, a space that celebrates design. Jo Hoeven conceived this place in his childhood home, a typical building in the historical center of Bruges. With his studio LoHo, he developed the project, where art and design can be discovered on the first floor, lived for a weekend on the first floor and experienced in every room of the house. Staying at or visiting Kind of OJ is the assurance of a unique artistic experience.
Leonet Hoang, the meeting of vintage and contemporary
Founded by architects Charles Leonet and Ngoc Hoang, Leonet Hoang is a space at the crossroads of office and gallery. A space where the duo shares their aesthetic philosophy, that of reviving mid-century architecture and furniture through renovation. The space thus reflects their approach as both antiques dealers and architects, seeking a balance between each artistic discipline and craft.