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Flemish Furniture Design

(Johan Valcke) The Low Countries - 2002, № 10, pp. 149-159

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Furniture design in Flanders is blossoming as never before. Some of its creations would be more at home in the world of art and some take their inspiration from architectural principles, while others draw on traditions of craftsmanship. In fact, each of the three elements is present to varying degrees in all Flemish furniture. A number of factors, such as the existence of a mature generation of designers and companies, the success of the lifestyle phenomenon, more favourable economic conditions and a clearer awareness of regional culture, combined to create a climate in which a contemporary ‘furniture scene' was able to grow from the mid-1980s onwards and enjoy a modest international appreciation

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