Collection by Aaron Britt

Best of Belgium

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If chocolates, waffles, and frites are all you imagine comes from Belgium, you've not been paying attention. A rash of fabulous architecture, hip products, and smart shops keep us perpetually enthralled with this small Benelux nation. We continue to find reasons that this Northern European country is on par designwise with its Scandinavian neighbors, in part because so much Belgian architecture offers a playful mix of clean lines and colorful whimsy. Read on for four of our favorite projects, and one stellar guided tour of Antwerp.

With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one…
Designer Christiane Hogner, Bruxelles
“Good architecture is always about the site, never about style,” says Dieter Van Everbroeck, who used a 300-year-old…
"Minimalism in general holds great appeal—to me that means clean spaces and simple materials with as little visual…
Rewind was another favorite discovery on the street. The shop, which is dedicated to what they call "ecodesign," sells…
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