During autumn 2010, Design Vlaanderen (Flanders Design) will organise the 6th Design Triennial. This book focuses on the social importance of design in Belgium and investigates how design, via its impact on the basic needs of human beings, influences our way of life. 100 designs by various Belgian designers and design studios have been selected, based on 10 essential values that refer to our basic needs: emotion, environmental awareness, efficiency, simplicity/ease of use, intimacy, game, mobility, security, tradition and living together.
The book Belgium is Design: Design for Mankind, published on the occasion of this 6th Triennial, brings a selection of essays on the central theme as well as beautiful reproductions of the 100 selected designs.
Text in English, Dutch and French.
Discusses the social significance of design and examines how the impact of design on mankind"s fundamental needs can influence the lifestyle of ordinary people.
250 colour illustrations