December 11, 2015

BKRK Kuppers & Wuytens | Belgium design

Bokrijk is an open-air museum in the Flemish Limburg region and with over 100 historical houses it offers a sneak peek into the lifes people used to live in the past. For many years, the museum supported the development of skills related to handicrafts, techniques and their applications. In the museum and under the name Branded by Bokrijk (BKRK) they are now demonstrating and supporting the contemporary relevance of all this expertise. 


We got to meet design duo 
Kuppers & Wuytens in their studio who showed us some of their works and invited us to make our own leather cardholder in a small workshop. As you see we enjoyed not only stitching our own cardholder, we also enjoyed making some 'arty-hello Kinfolk' pictures with Renaat Nijs 

A collection of contemporary design products which all refer to a handicraft or authentic production process is available in the museum shop in the Open-Air Museum and e-Store.



 
Kuppers & Wuytens for Restaurant Magis

Restaurant Magis in Tongeren asked the duo to design a new restaurant chair but they ended up designing a whole new concept for the restaurant with beautiful oak tables and a leather covered up bar as well.

The tables are made out of a fallen tree in the Bokrijk area, most woodworkers are not really font on working with these trees as most of them contain metal splinters from the war ruining their tools. I am a big fan off the table as it comes with 
an integrated steel drawer for cutlery.  



 pictures © Renaat Nijs media | video by Comosie

Limburg design tour was organized by&amp Comosie| more from this tour under #limblogdesigntour

3 comments:

Prince said...

This looks unbelievable! You did a spectacular job! What an inspiration! Have definitely bookmarked Website-very inspirational- like you blog ! Thanks for sharing your project with us/ me – looks fantastic.

Joanne said...

Beautiful! I love the detailed work especially in the wooden cutlery holder. Everything these days is manufactured in China and is mass produced. It is nice to see the detail and painstaking work going into the finer designs!

Dean Cole said...

It does look spectacular! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea. The table are quite solid and stylish at the same time! Have in mind that a lot of good ideas have come through nowhere.