Since its inception in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the “largest design market in Europe”. And it quickly became a must-attend on the international vintage design circuit. Maintaining its unique flea market atmosphere, the Brussels Design Market has continued to grow to attract more visitors each year and developed as a true gathering and exchange platform.
The Brussels Design Market is renowned internationally for being a leading place for design and architecture, and a fair that supports quality items and international galleries. It is hosted in one of Brussels’ most iconic exhibition space, the Sheds of the Tour & Taxis in Brussels, which are a part of Brussels’ architectural heritage and the ideal place for a quality fair dedicated to 20th-century design. Built in the beginning of the 19th century, the site is composed of large warehouses and offices surrounding a former freight station. And its spacious central hall, known as the Royal Depot (Entrepôt Royal), and is an example of the quality of 19th-century architecture.
Dealers, collectors, interior designers, and design enthusiasts uncover the most outstanding pieces for their collections, projects or new homes. Items sold at the Brussels Design Market range from authentic mid-century design furniture, lighting, decorative objects of the XXth Century, to collectible pieces and well-known classics.
Over the years, the variety of merchandise has greatly increased. Alongside anonymous and exclusive design pieces at affordable prices, the Brussels Design Market hosts more than 100 exhibitors from all over Europe. Dealers from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and beyond present an eclectic collection, bringing together multiple styles and trends that have impacted the 20th century. Visitors can discover original, iconic design pieces from Italy, France, the United States and Scandinavia created by the biggest names in design history such as Sottsass, Le Corbusier, Eames, or Jacobsen and Panton.
In addition to the main show, the Brussels Design Market organizes thematic exhibitions highlighting the works of interior designers, designers, and collectors that marked their era and continue to influence today’s designs.