And merely a week after Lyon, we were thrilled to be able to attend InterClassics in Brussels under a clear blue sky and in a venue replete with style (the exhibition center dates back to 1935 and is right across from the famed Atomium). It is a show that resembles Belgium at large – not prone to boasts or exaggerations, it under promises and over delivers, what else could one wish for?
Sure the main hall suffers from a lightning problem (our pictures, you will note, reflect that) but the other 3 halls dedicated to the exhibition (with at at least two of them quite interesting) are airy with wide alleys and plenty of natural light. And, for once, the exhibition about Italian designers was well-researched and put together, occupying a place of pride in the main hall, rather than, as too often the norm these days, relegated in some dark corners that no one would have rented. It was a real pleasure to visit and we made the most of it.
We were also thrilled to catch up with Pilota, our reselling partners in Belgium and glad to be able to chew the fat with them and some of the other friends we were lucky enough to meet up during our visit.
All in all, a very pleasant show and one we would highly recommend, especially as Brussels is so easily accessible from anywhere in Europe and still so pleasant to visit at that time of the year. Next year’s edition is slated for NOV 20th to 22nd and we will certainly suggest you put it down in your calendar as well – at life speed!