De eerste babyspa voor Kortrijk

A few months ago, Hanne Dekyvere started her new baby spa on the Plein in Kortrijk. With NOOK Babyspa , she let babies enjoy a virtuous wellness bath and massage. This while the parents enjoy the sight of their little one. Pregnant women are also welcome for a relaxing pregnancy massage.

For the spa, a former office was completely converted to welcome the clients in a warm and cosy atmosphere. For the interior design, Hanne was matched with Hafsah Arnous-Faillie from Lionne Design in Lille as designer for her new business. Hafsah created a light, fresh interior with Scandinavian influences. So the Plein has a pleasant new resident!


pictures by Kattoo.


In the middle of 2019, Designregio Kortrijk and Stad Kortrijk started the DESIGN IN SHOPS project. This unique project has to stimulate merchants to take a professional designer under the arm to improve the interior/architecture of their shop. The concept of DESIGN IN SHOPS comes from Montreal, a city that, just like Kortrijk, has been recognised by UNESCO as City of Design. In Kortrijk, 40 shops could participate in the project. All available places were quickly filled and in the meantime, the first 12 projects have been realised.

40 Kortrijk businesses and catering establishments participate

With DESIGN IN SHOPS, the City of Kortrijk and Designregio Kortrijk want to give colour to Kortrijk as a city of innovation and design. They want to show that design-oriented or commercial adjustments to shops not only have a positive influence on the shop itself, but also on the entire neighbourhood and even on the city and region. They make the city livelier, more unique and more attractive to both residents and visitors.

In the project, traders are encouraged to renew or rearrange their shop, improve the shop window, improve visibility or make other creative interventions together with a designer. The participating businesses are guided by Designregio Kortrijk and financially supported by the City of Kortrijk and Interreg Flanders-Wallonia-France.