Discover the designers of tomorrow.

WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION is an annual exhibition organised by Designregion Kortrijk and its partners since 2014. The exhibition shows the Belgian designers of tomorrow, through an overview of the best student projects from creative design education.

In 2021 the expo will run from 15 October to 14 November 2021 and is part of WONDER - Kortrijk Creativity Festival, just like the Biennale Interieur with its new design event 'PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT'. The location is the factory halls on the former Van Marcke site in Kortrijk.

Check out the previous editions here: 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014

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THEME: PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT

Sit together, enjoy together, be together. The corona crisis has made us all think more about the importance of social interaction and its impact on people and society, as well as on students. With the theme PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT, we show how design students have interpreted the corona crisis in their student project.

The jury selected these projects because of their link with the theme, their social relevance, innovative character, sustainability and exhibibility.

Thanks to the jury members from the various design domains:

Thomas De Ben, Ship of Fools - Lennert Gavel, Ship of Fools - Vincent Vanderbeck Hangar K - Gilles Vancoillie MoonMonster studios - Simon Gryspeert Flanders DC - Dieter Van Den Storm, Biennale Interieur - Hanne Debaere, Flanders DC - Giel Dedeurwaerder product designer - Anne-Mie Van Elsen Barco - Heleen Van Loon Z33 - Laura Bergans, Bureau BoschBerg - Mies Van Roy Flanders DC - Fien Meelberghs DIFT - Marie-Amélie Cnockaert, urban design architect - Tine Poot Vlaams Architectuurinstituut - Maarten Gheysen, Studio UAD - Hera Van Sande, JUNO architecten and ARCHIPEL vzw.

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Practical info

WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION is part of the WONDER - KORTRIJK CREATIVITY FESTIVAL

LOCATION

Entrance via
Weggevoerdenlaan 5
8500 Kortrijk

OPENING HOURS

Open from Friday 15 October 2021 to Sunday 14 November 2021.

Every day from Thursday to Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

Discover the exhibitors

Product design

Industrial product design, furniture design, textiles, fashion, accessories

Mahe plancke watng 2021

TABISU, from biowaste to tableware, closing the loop – Mahe Plancke

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

Ameline vandecasteele watng 2021

Layers – Ameline Vandecasteele

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

Marie van dun watng 2021

FINGER food – Marie Van Dun

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

Hanne cornette watng 2021

Stool/Bench – Hanne Cornette

KASK School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Interieurvormgeving, focus Meubel & Design

Kaat verschueren watng 2021

Dentelles – Kaat Verschueren

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

Isabeau godde watng 2021

No Time To Waste – Isabeau Goddé

KASK School of Arts Gent, Master Textielontwerp

Nele demeulemeester watng 2021

Please do touch - interact and play – Nele Demeulemeester

KASK School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Textielontwerp

Gaelle van durme watng 2021

How We Wear – Gaëlle Van Durme

Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Bachelor Juweelontwerp & edelsmeedkunst

Elise vanden broecke watng 2021

Revaluation of discarded materials – Ulrike Pittomvils & Elise Vanden Broecke

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Master Textielontwerp

Michaela armani watng 2021

Scanned Daylight (series) – Michaela Armani

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Textielontwerp

Roxanne cipers watng 2021

NODISH – Roxanne Cipers

Thomas More Mechelen, Bachelor Interieurvormgeving Open Hoger Onderwijs

Yanyani vandenbranden watng 2021

Babel – Yani Vandenbranden

Thomas More Mechelen, VOMO Banaba Meubelontwerp

Marit doorenbos watng 2021

DERME – Marit Doorenbos

Thomas More Mechelen, VOMO Banaba Meubelontwerp

Thijs smits watng 2021

Tafel .⅓ – Thijs Smits

Thomas More Mechelen, VOMO Banaba Meubelontwerp

Lotte beernaert watng 2021

Palm protection – Lotte Beernaert

UGent Campus Kortrijk, Bachelor Industrieel ontwerpen

Marie janssens watng 2021

Bioclock – Marie Janssens & Miguel Warmenbol

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Masterclass Design for Impact

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Boat. – Lydia Cauwels

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

Olha tyimkova watng 2021

Perception and reality – Olha Timkova

PXL-MAD School of Arts, Master Jewellery Design

Oliver dewolf watng 2021

Seaslate – Groepswerk 2e bachelorstudenten

VIVES, Bachelor Ontwerp- en Productietechnologie

Arno vandercammen watng 2021

Bumblebox – Arno Vandercammen, Jasper Cypers & Floris Spithoven

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

Titus merlin watng 2021

Triplice – Titus Merlin

Howest, Bachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen

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Reconnect – Casper Van Herzele

Universiteit Gent Campus Kortrijk, Bachelor Industrieel ontwerpen

Prototyping circulair materialen bord

Prototyping circulair – prototyping materialen bibliotheek

Universiteit Gent campus Kortrijk Industrieel Ontwerpen

Game design

Daniil shashenkov watng 2021

Warsaw Apartment – Daniil Shashenkov

Howest, Bachelor Digital Arts and Entertainment

Juan guillen watng 2021

Ventis Harenae - Desert Ruins | Unreal Engine 5 – Juan Guillen

Howest, Bachelor Digital Arts and Entertainment

Maria martinez watng 2021

Hanging Gardens – Maria del Mar Martinez Tabaco

Howest, Bachelor Digital Arts and Entertainment

Ewout de vos watng 2021

What about hedgehogs? – Ewout De Vos

LUCA School of Arts Genk, Master Game Design

Graphic design

Graphics and illustration, advertising design, web and digital

Lieselot geirnaert watng 2021

Hack-tic – Lieselot Geirnaert, Pieter Olievier, Cesar De Greve & Wilma Vandemaele

Howest, Bachelor Digital Design & Development

Manon lambeens watng 2021

Het Sociale Spel – Manon Lambeens

KASK School of Arts Gent, Master Grafische vormgeving

Martijn mertens watng 2021

Tumtu Market – Martijn Mertens

Sint-Lucas Antwerpen, Master Visual Arts

Nina olivier watng 2021

Unfairytale – Nina Olivier

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Beeldende vormgeving

Lina bee gillis watng 2021

THAI TONE KIT – Lina Bee Gillis

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Visual Design

Camille dewaele watng 2021

___'smiles – Camille Dewaele, Evelyne Debaenst, Axelle Delboo, Mathilde Waeterloos en Mona Demyttenaere

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Visual Design – Studio Reclame

Haocheng zhang watng 2021

Mountain – Haocheng Zhang

Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Master Grafisch Ontwerp

Lars marginet watng 2021

De Verdwaalzaal – Lars Marginet, Jelle Denturck & Louis Ghekiere

Howest, Bachelor Digital Design & Development

Mirthe vermunicht watng 2021

Mijn paard betekent niets – Mirthe Vermunicht

KASK School of Arts Gent, Master Grafisch ontwerp

Newt contino watng 2021

Le bon coin – Newt Contrino

KASK School of Arts Gent, Master illustratie

Ward vossaert watng 2021

Cloud – Ward Vossaert

LUCA School of Arts Gent, Bachelor Visual Design

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Between The Lines – Magalie Fierens

Sint-Lucas Antwerpen, Master Art, Design and Image in a digital context

Architecture

Interiors, buildings, public spaces and landscapes

Katrien diaz watng 2021

Interieurarchitectuur en nostalgie – Katrien Diaz

KU Leuven Campus Sint-Lucas Brussel, Master Interieurarchitectuur

Fien de vos watng 2021

Spiegelwolk – Fien De Vos & Ruben Van Wonterghem

KU Leuven Campus Sint-Lucas Gent, Bachelor Architectuur

Gaetan van beversluys watng 2021

Perfect_Imperfections – Hannes Torrekens, Artuur Herman & Gaetan Van Beversluys

KU Leuven Campus Sint-Lucas Gent, Bachelor Architectuur

Chioma obasi watng 2021

Activating Landscapes Through Memory: A Journey Through Cape Town's Strand Street Quarries – Chioma Obasi

Universiteit Hasselt, Master Interieurarchitectuur

Heather stael watng 2021

Vacancy as Urban Asset – Heather Stael

KU Leuven Campus Sint-Lucas Gent, Master Architectuur

Inez leduc watng 2021

(UN)FAMILIAR. – Inez Leduc

KU Leuven Faculteit Architectuur, Master Interieurarchitectuur

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