SILVER LINING - INTERIORS is the theme and approach conceived by the curatorial team cosisting of belgian architecture firm OFFICE, Kersten Geers & David Van Severen, partnering with visual artist Richard Venlet & graphic designer Joris Kritis. With SILVER LINING, they bring a tribute to the 25th festive edition of the Biennale Interieur, while the subtitle INTERIORS aims to explicate the possibilities of the designed environment.
Central to INTERIORS is the idea that furniture and objects are not single items, but part of the organized space. With INTERIORS, the curators attempt to understand the contextual meaning of objects and avoid that they will solely be consumed as autonomous trophies. We spend most of our time in a designed environment and live with objects, but are they sufficiently and correctly explicated in their totality?
By relaunching the Prism collection (2013) by swedish designer Fredrik Paulsen the gallery wants to discuss how our fast-paced lives are influencing our approach to design. Does good design comes with an expiry date? Has novelty become a value in itself? Will we find future design classics or is the term 'classics' already out-of-date? How come an almost new collection as Prism can inspire feelings of nostalgia?