• Architecture Atelier Tomas Dirrix (Rotterdam)

    General scenography by Atelier Tomas Dirrix (NL). Based in Rotterdam and working with the cultural and material notions of building, the architecture practice seeks to create new organisation principles, relationships and processes. It designs architectural structures both as a spatial configuration and as a constructive idea.

    For COLLECTIBLE 2020 Edition, Atelier Tomas Dirrix conceived a new atmosphere that radically changed how visitors perceive the building.


  • Döppel Studio (Paris)

    Döppel Studio was born from the meeting of two designers: Jonathan Omar and Lionel Dinis-Salazar, graduates of decorative arts in Paris and HEAR in Strasbourg, respectively. Whether a unique piece or an industrial project, their focus is the same: to go beyond simple function to exceed the “minimum required”. Considering the confrontation of ideas and drawings as a means of achieving a fair and efficient project, the duo seeks design that literally mobilises body and mind.


Selection committee

  • Olivier Gabet

    Director of MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

  • Alexis Georgacopoulos

    Director of ECAL – Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (University of Art and Design Lausanne), Switzerland

  • Annalisa Rosso

    Design writer and curator, co-founder of MR.LAWRENCE studio and editor-in-chief of Icon Design magazine, Italy

  • Dieter Vander Velpen

    Founder of Dieter Vander Velpen Architects, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Brent Dzekciorius (curated section)

    Design advisor and curator, founder of Dzek, London, United Kingdom.

COLLECTIBLE tailored a side programme of talks, food design experiences and kids workshops in order to offer visitors an enhanced experience of the fair.

Talks Programme

  • Beyond taste and gastronomy (Why is Food Design key to our sustainable future?)

    Food design is, albeit a proper sub-discipline of design, still very recent, unknown and misunderstood. It relates to the process of design and food, mixing different disciplines, such as biology, sociology, genetics, nutrition, anthropology and art. Beyond being creators of “small portions of pretty food”, food designers are committed to conveying a message of the urgency of developing a sustainable future for our planet and their research is far from futile. 

    (in French) 

    Nicolas Carbonnelle (Food Regulatory Lawyer, Member of the Brussels Bar, Belgium)
    Benjamin Stoz (Curator, exhibition Serial Eater, Food Design StoriesCID Grand-Hornu, Belgium)
    Sonia Verguet (Food Designer, France)

    Moderated by Axelle Minne (Co-Director Faim Studio and Artist, Belgium)

    Photography: Sonia Verguet

  • Thriving as emerging collectible designers (how to maintain a healthy environment?)

    Collectible design is not a discipline taught during design studies, so deciding to focus your career on creating mostly unique pieces or limited editions is not an easy choice. What elements are fundamental to create a healthy ecosystem? Join in the discussion and share the experiences of a curator, a designer residency and gallery, a member of a designers collective and an online media and gallery owner.

    Brut Collective (Design Collective, Belgium)
    Boris Devis (Founder ALPHA artist residence / Founder Everyday Gallery, Belgium)
    Amanda Pinatih (Design Curator, Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands)
    Chloé Valette (HUSK, online media and gallery, France)

    Moderated by Laura Houseley (Founder Modern Design Review and MDR Magazine, United Kingdom)

    Photography: Schimmel and Schweikle. Blown-Up Chair, Return to Default collection, 2018, 3D-printed plastic, made in Alfa Brussels © & Courtesy of Everyday Gallery, Antwerp / Photo Ties Bemelmans

  • Design/Art, Applied Art, Utilitarian or Functional art (Has functionality changed?)

    In the noughties, it was called Design/Art or Limited Editions Furniture, way before Applied ArtUtilitarian Art Functional Art…Terms changes but design remains design because of its function, whether in the initial process or the end-result. However, has this functionality changed? What does ‘function’ mean when we consider the current collectible contemporary design scene? How are emerging designers using functional pieces to convey a strong message?

    Arthur Hoffner (Designer, France)
    Anna Aagaard Jensen (Designer, Denmark)
    Annelies Thoelen (Design Curator, Head of Programme Z33, Belgium)
    Benoit Wolfrom (Owner and Founder Functional Art Gallery, Germany)

    Moderated by Laura Houseley (Founder Modern Design Review and MDR Magazine, United Kingdom)

    Photography: Jensen’s A Basic Instinct is seating only for women. Photography courtesy Anna Aagaard Jensen.

  • 'Veden äärela / By the water' (Finnish design)

    Veden äärellä – In a talk with designers Jonas Lutz and Rasmus Palmgren, and Lokal-founder Katja Hagelstam, we dive deeper into the unique aspects of Finnish design and its close connection to its surroundings.

    Jonas Lutz (Designer, Netherlands)
    Rasmus Palmgren (Designer, Finland)
    Katja Hagelstam (Founder LOKAL, Finland)

    Photography: LOKAL (Helsinki) presents Jonas Lutz Vessel, 2018-2019, ceramic, glazed, 29 x 24 x 12 cm. © & Courtesy of the artist

Kids Workshops

  • Kids Workshop (in collaboration with CID Grand-Hornu)

    The education team of CID-Centre d’innovation et de design is running a workshop to create floral compositions with sweets, echoing the Serial Eater. food design stories exhibition at the Grand-Hornu in Mons.

    Photography © Jeroen Verrecht

Bar, Restaurant & Food Design Experiences

  • Immersive Food Design Experience (VIP Dinner)

    Isabelle Arpin (Belgium)
    Brik Terrazzo Chocolates (United Kingdom)
    Lee Castro (South Korea / Belgium)
    Adelaide Lala Tam (Hong Kong)
    Sonia Verguet (France)
    Rain Wu (Taiwan)
    Nadja Zerunian (Austria)

    Photography: Sofie Lachaert, Nadja Zerunian. honey she said © Thomas Albdorf

  • CAMPARI CREATES curated by Jan Hoet Jr (Belgium)

    Closely linked to the world of art, Campari has always paid close attention to celebrate artistic creation and has been collaborating with the greatest artists since 1860. Today, Campari is once again honoring its rich heritage by partnering with COLLECTIBLE and Belgian curator Jan Hoet Jr. From 5 to 8 March 2020, Campari will be present at the famous international fair dedicated to 21st-century design, COLLECTIBLE, and will offer a space for creation, expression and experimentation to three talented Belgian artists: Adelheid De Witte, Peter Van Riet and Joris Van de Moortel. In this space, visitors will be able to discover the artists’ works created especially for the occasion. A great way for the brand to inspire and fan the creative flame within each of us.

    Designers: Adelheid De Witte | Peter Van Riet | Joris Van de Moortel



  • Restaurant scenography by Studio Döppel & Thierry Boutemy (France / Belgium)

    Thierry Boutemy offers a natural presence for COLLECTIBLE, in view of the architecture of the building. This installation is simple and raw. It echoes gently in spring, which hatches through the presence of particular bulbs, roots and flowers and is not intended to be a demonstration of floral art.
  • Point Albert (Belgium)

    Caterer Point Albert hosts a rooftop restaurant offering savoury culinary experiences made with carefully selected seasonal products

  • Micro Food Design Section (Belgium / United Kindom / Taiwan)

    Isabelle Arpin (Belgium)

    Brik Terrazzo Chocolates (United Kindgom)

    Rain Wu (Taiwan)

    Photography: Rain Wu. Eataipei Dish. Mixture of the Past