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Press release
23 October 2016

Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 fulfills its ambitions.

On Sunday evening, October 23rd, the 25th edition of the Biennale closed its doors after a ten day long design celebration in an inspiring and elegant environment.

70.000 national and international visitors descended to Kortrijk Xpo to enjoy the varied selection of interior brands for the contemporary home.

© Frederik Vercruysse
Since 1968, the Biennale Interieur brings the best of the international interiors scene to Kortrijk. For its 25th anniversary, the Biennale set high ambitions. Fresher, younger and more contemporary, these are just a few of the impressions heard during the Biennale. More than 70,000 visitors came to INTERIEUR 2016. The 'silver' edition attracted visitors from more than 50 countries. 35% of the visitors registered as professional visitors, 763 journalists passed by the press desk. 

The curatorial team - architects OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, artist Richard Venlet and graphic designer Joris Kritis - brought an avant-garde touch. Kritis also designed the graphic layout and impressed with a contemporary interpretation of the Interieur logo, now almost fifty years old.

The Silver Lining, the theme of this edition, surprised with a festive and airy scenography. Bar Terra, one of the winning Interieur Awards bars impressed with a field of fresh mushrooms that grew day by day: a dynamic and poetic scene that caught a lot of attention.  Designers such as Alain Gilles and Studio Dessuant Bone created individual and unique installations for exhibiting brands. Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the festive 25th edition and enjoyed the rich offer and particularly Belgian creativity.

INTERIEUR 2016 also brought visitors to the Texture Museum and the Vlaskaai building near the North Bridge in the city centre of Kortrijk. The museum, realised by Brussels-based noAarchitecten was visited by more than 7,500 visitors who visited the moving and intimate Wild Things exhibition by influential trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano. Club Design was the nightlife hotspot where Tom Barman was one of the dj's who left a lasting impression. 

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IMAGES KORTRIJK XPO: Generations, Silver Lining, Future Archive © Frederik Vercruysse
IMAGES KORTRIJK CITY: Texture Museum, W/O We are the next generation at the Texture Museum & Juice Bar in the Vlaskaai building © Wouter Van Vaerenbergh

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INTERIEUR 2016 press kit, high res images and press releases by participants at

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