10 Projects We Loved at the 2024 Collectible Fair in Brussels

The biggest news to come out of this month’s Collectible fair, now in its seventh year, wasn’t about a ground-breaking gallery or a new designer at all but rather the fact that the Brussels-based fair — much beloved in the design community for its rigorous curation and its commitment to highlighting emerging designers in the collectible field — will be debuting a show in New York this fall. From September 4-10, the inaugural US edition will take place inside the enigmatic WSA building in New York’s financial district; it follows this year’s successful westward expansion of Alcova into Miami. What can we say, we Americans love to shop! If you’re the collecting kind, consider our round-up of the most interesting projects to come out of this year’s Collectible fair in Brussels a preview of what’s to come.

The Amphibious Seatings by Jacob Egeberg

Danish designer Jacob Egeberg, who showed with Tableau, calls his chunky collection The Amphibious Seatings because it’s “suited for both land and water.” Made from a Styrofoam base coated in polyurethane paint, the collection is both lightweight and water resistant, though the colors are more “Scandinavian kitchen” than “Floridian reptile.”

DOL Series by AE Office

Berlin-based Hee Choi and Myung Nyun Kim of Ae Office showed their DOL Series, which uses hand-carved cork to mimic the look of basalt stones, inspired by their experience of living on Jeju, a volcanic island in South Korea. “Expanded cork has natural impact-absorbing and insulating properties, making it perfect for home furniture as it is naturally resistant to water and fire,” explain the designers.

Varna Collection by Atelier Pendhapa for Boon Editions

The Paris-based Boon Editions showed this sleek, monolithic collection by French-Indonesian architects Atelier Pendhapa, made from American oak and lacquered in the shiniest oxblood, the veritable color of the moment.

Dialogue by Atelier Jespers

Okay, this is an exhibition concept we can get behind: In the Dialogue section, curated by Jean-François Declercq of Atelier Jespers, current designers were paired with their early ’80s and ’90s influences: Benjamin Foucaud’s milk-painted chair with a veneered Sottsass coatrack; Jonathan Cohen’s green laminate-framed mirror with George Sowden’s similarly hued Glastonbury light; Gaetano Pesce and Tim Leclabart’s anthropomorphic chairs.

Anna Resei

Hamburg-based Anna Resei, who graduated from Eindhoven in 2021, presented “A new kind of water,” a collection of objects — from flowing curtains to aluminum vases — printed with digitally generated patterns meant to replicate the look of liquid in motion.

Form Editions

We’re suckers for Collin Velkoff’s aerospace-inspired Foreign Bodies collection, which pairs aluminum and cement with hunks of natural stone. His pieces anchored — no pun intended — the Form Editions booth, which also showed works by Rive Roshan, Frank Penders, Marc Meeuwissen, Studio Verbaan, and others.

Collin Velkoff

Dear Objects — Marc Meeuwissen

Frank Penders

Studio Verbaan

Rive Roshan


Belgian-based designer Davy Grossman’s of Aether/Mass worked with skilled artisans to create both his waterjet-perforated aluminum Aperture table and the similarly minimal Beam lamp, which visualizes a light path via its gently curved mirror-polished base.

Relay Design Projects

Relay Design Projects showed a mix of past and present design commissions, including a pair of tables by Attua Aparicio, vessels by Charlotte Kidder, and etched aluminum lights by Sweden’s HAHA Studio.

HAHA Stockholm

Spazio Nobile

Lots of good stuff at Spazio Nobile, including jigsaw sculptures and furniture in limestone, slate, onyx, and travertine by Audrey Guimard; nylon- and cotton-cord textiles by Chicago-based Jacqueline Surdell; and hand-gouged beechwood furniture by French designer Quentin Vuong.

Jacqueline Surdell

Audrey Guimard

Quentin Vuong

Victoria Yakusha Gallery

The Antwerp-based Victoria Yakusha Gallery showed an array of work by contemporary Ukrainian designers, including two standout pieces by Anna and Sergii Baierzdorf. We love their tiny-ball shelving, and the glass on the flower lamp reminds us of this favorite non-color color.