Vintage sets for sale

I recently decided to wrap up the vintage chapter of smykke.be, and am now selling the sets that were curated for the 6 different concepts on 2dehands.be. For each set that’s sold, I’ll  donate 5€ to the Sheltersuit Foundation. I hope you’ll find something you like and treat yourself or maybe surprise a friend with some vintage treasures. Enjoy the shopping!

Billboard Project Antwerp – The Quarantine Edition

During the month of May 2020, the Billboard Project Antwerp presents artists and art- students of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Sint Lucas Antwerp.  200 posters / works of art, placed in billboards in the Antwerp streets, contribute to society during this difficult times. Artists share their thoughts and emotions about the current pandemic crisis.

The original exhibited posters, printed on only one edition, are signed by the artists and are now offered for sale. I’m really happy that I could buy a beautiful work by Subin Son, and support a good cause at the same time, as the proceeds go entirely to the Suicide Line/Zelfmoordlijn1813.

More works available here.

Billboardproject_2020

© Charlotte Lybeer – Show,  Subin Son – The Light surrounding the darkness, Nick Mattan – Untitled

Origami For Life

Origami For Life is an initiative of the artist Charles Kaisin which aims at raising funds for  a COVID-19 special care unit, by creating an Origami art installation. For each Origami received, a donation of €5 will be made to the Erasme Foundation.

Origami for life

I was happy to contribute to this great project with 100 birds. Can’t wait to see the installation at KANAL, Centre Pompidou!

origami installation

© IMAGE: Origami For Life

Sofa Company Design Competition

So excited about this design competition!

Sofa company invites you to design their next sofa: deliver a brief presentation of your concept and design, a sketch or drawing of the sofa with the dimensions of each element and specifications for colours and materials, keeping a sustainable approach in mind.

I just sent in my entry  but there are still a few days left to participate! More info here .

Sofa Company Design Competition

Fashion Snoops runway reports

My first post for Fashion Snoops has been published on their website today! Although writing is a bit out of my comfort zone, it was great to follow all the F/W 20/21 runway shows and to suggest themes, create collages and copy for their Hot Now postings.

So far I mainly assisted the Pattern & Graphics department in the research process, delivering visuals for their trend reports.  More about that right here.

blogpost FS

New colours Kurma collection

I am currently defining the colour strategy of several product ranges of Kurma yoga gear. The collection development is a work in progress, but their Grip mats are now already available in these 3 new colours!

Twilight

Moonrise

Nightfall

More information about this project will be added at later stage here.

Trend Talk Hilde Francq F/W 20/21

During this Trend Talk at the Niko Inspiration Center in Antwerp, Hilde Francq presented 4 themes for FW 20/21, covering material use, patterns, textures, color schemes and combinations.

Francq niko

Some personal favorites/discoveries below: eco-friendly macramé coffins by Shaina Garfield (Revive), “cross-dimensional” marriages certified by artificial intelligence company Gatebox (Enhance), crystallized surfaces by Erez Nevi Pana (Forsake), Seoul-based eyewear brand Gentle Monster store on Argyll Street in London’s Soho and Surrealist Dinner with Jules Verne theme by Charles Kaisin (Reclaim / Surreal escape).

Francq FW20/21

© IMAGES: Shaina Garfield via Designboomunknown via Mikufan, Claudia Rothkage via Designboom, Gentle Monster via frameweb.com,

 

Dutch Design Week 2019

I just spent a few days at one of the most inspiring design events of the year: the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Running from October 19 – 27, you have plenty of time to discover new talent and explore interesting themes that affect all of our lives, creating discussion and generating new ideas and prototypes.

Last year, the theme ‘If not us, then who?’ focused on taking responsibility in making choices. This year’s theme is an appeal for follow-up action and is therefore literally a call to action: ‘If not now, then when?’.

Below are some of my favorites of the 2019 edition.

Feel free to follow my instagram account for coverage of design events and fair reports.

DDW 01

DDW 02

DDW 03

Drukwerk

DDW 06

DDW 07

DDW 08

Designers featured above: Huynjee Jung, Sejoon Kim, Yoon Seok-Heyon, graduation projects at Veem and Campina site, Alissa + Nienke, Elle Decoration booth, Dutch invertuals, Willem Van Hooff, Ahn Sung-Hwan, Antigoon, Lotte Cremers, Danielle Van Geer, Lex Pott, Arsenio Rodriguez, Sander Wassink.

Color Navigator projects

As part of the Color Navigator creative team, I have worked on very diverse projects for clients from a range of industries: design & development, architecture, fashion & cosmetics, home decoration, food & beverage, FMCG & retail, packaging, media & advertising, …

To give you an impression of my work as a colour expert, these are 3 brief examples of cases I worked on. You can read more extensive reports on projects for EG, Cedral and Ravensburger in my portfolio.

For Lannoo Graphics, we created a collection for the QC on the GO range. After innovation workshops and a deep-dive around product differentiation based on colour and use, a whole new range was put together with an international positioning. This identity was applied to the products, print, digital and POS.

Lannoo Graphics


Bebat
’s new color identity was created for the different target groups B2B, B2C and schools, and developed for the different touchpoints of the brand. All this was summarized in a branding guide to support the agencies and manufacturers involved.

Bebat

Following a Color Identity Audit, a Color Identity Upgrade was created for AH to go. The existing use of color was rationalized and adapted to the positioning and taste association. The new color identity was translated to the retail experience in the space, the personalized products and the digital and print communication.

AH To go

After two years, I have now decided to leave the company and start a fresh freelance chapter. 

Feel free to contact me if you need help defining a colour strategy for your brand or product.

© collages: Color Navigator
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