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Design Mentor: Veerle Wenes
About valerie_traan gallery
The gallery (2010) situated in Antwerp’s historical center is a
lively meeting point for art, architecture and the daily object.
Since its beginning, the gallery has pushed the boundaries between
different domains by commissioning exhibitions from a variety of
artists. Seeking for creators with a strong, empathic content and
a sense of imperfection. Artists who work in cross-genre, leaving
their comfort zones by mixing disciplines in order to transform,
reconstruct and find beauty in ordinariness and in the daily.
The question whether or not it is art, design or architecture is irrelevant within the interdisciplinary scope of the gallery. This attitude is also reflected in the physical set-up of the gallery: as an extension of her home, gallery director Veerle Wenes even made every private room part of an ever-changing set-up.
valerie_objects is a Belgian high-end design label initiated by Axel van den Bossche, CEO of renowned design company Serax, and Veerle Wenes, owner of the iconic design & art gallery Valerie Traan. The mission consists of allowing extraordinary designers and artists to translate their signature style into tangible objects, in order to reinstall an aesthetic meaning to the tools and objects we use every day. In short: give daily objects their beauty back.