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Discover the designers of tomorrow

Every year, Designregion Kortrijk and its partners are looking for the next generation of design talents in product design, architecture, graphic design and game design. Discover at this exhibition the best student projects from the creative Belgian (higher) design education.

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

Scenography by Ship of Fools

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Getting together, lounging together, having fun together, hanging out together. The coronavirus crisis has made us all the more aware of the importance of social interaction and its impact on people and society, ánd on students. Through the theme PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT, we show you how design students have interpreted the coronavirus crisis in the context of their student project.

These student projects have been carefully selected by the jury, based on their link with the theme, social relevance, innovative character, sustainability and exhibitability.

With thanks to the jury members in the 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, urban designer Studio UAD - Hera Van Sande, JUNO architecten en ARCHIPEL vzw.

Ameline Vandecasteele 5Camille Dewaele 1Hanne Cornette 9Lieselot Geirnaert 3Lydia Cauwels 6aMarit doorenbos 1 optimized