If you read my blog for some time and followed my Milan Design week treasures over the years, I am sure you came across BRUT, the Belgian collective of designers I wrote about earlier.
It was always a bit of travelling in Milan to see their exhibitions as they were a bit further away from my apartment in Tortona, but definitely one of my most loved exhibitions of 2018. Now BRUT is presenting its new steps that will allow the collective to position itself even more vitally as a shared design practice and to formulate promising opportunities for future, client-oriented collaborations.
Challenged by the current situation but all the more in line with the philosophy and ambitions, we can now visit Brut Depot. A permanent exhibition and meeting space for permanent presentation and encounter, situated within the Haptic House in Antwerp, offering the possibility to continuously visualize and access the BRUT creations.
City Remnants by Brut Collective
BRUT Depot opened in the autumn of 2020 with a first chapter of City Remnants, a third shared production in close collaboration with Antoine Architectural Finishes, with which the collective both continues and updates its path. City Remnants is, as such, a new conceptual and shared setting for the individual works, as well as the launch of a first collaborative collection in which the separate pieces are assigned their own, distinct function.
BRUT Collective was founded in 2018 by a group of Belgian designers, including Charlotte Jonckheer, Nel Verbeke, Ben Storms, Bram Vanderbeke and Linde Freya Tangelder.