Are you a fan of design and interior design? Then the Brussels Design Museum is definitely worth a visit. The museum is located close to the Atomium, Kinepolis and Brussels Expo.
It was opened in 2015, the museum is dedicated to design and history. It was established after the purchase of a private collection by the Atomium. The museum’s collections are: The Plastic Design Collection , the landscape of plastic in design from the 1950s to the present. In 2020, a new permanent exhibition space was opened for Belgian Design and its history. The Design Museum of Brussels has a collection of around 500 plastic objects, which have been built by the Brussels-based Philippe Decelle since the 1980s. The collection consists of objects that we often see and use in our daily lives, such as chairs, televisions, desks, mirrors and more. These are displayed in the permanent exhibition rooms. In addition, you have other works by Joe Colombo, Maurice Calka, Verner Panton, Eero Aarnio, Pierre Paulin and Philippe Starck. The museum gives guided tours as well as exhibitions, workshops, conferences and events. They also have a shop with small design objects for the home. (designmuseum.brussels,2018)
the museum is the only one in Belgium together with the design museum in Ghent. The one in Ghent is the biggest, this one is quite a small collection. When I bought tickets for the museum, I thought it would be a large collection. But that was the wrong expectation. We went in around 11 am and by 11.30 am we were already outside. Personally, I find the price for the time we spent there too high. I have nothing bad to say about the collection. I still found it worthwhile. I have been interested in interiors for a few years now. And I find it special how the artists can make such an original piece elegantly, while it is also distinctive. They are not designs that you would easily see in someone’s home. I like to draw, and I used to be interested in architecture, but of course I have other interests as well. That’s why, in my spare time, I make my own sketches for ideas for the interior of the house. I like to go to museums to get inspired. And I think they are definitely worth visiting. Adults have to pay 10 euros to enter, students and seniors 8 euros and teenagers from 12 up to 18 year old 6 euros. Children under 11 years of age have free entry. (designmuseum.brussels,2018)
If you are ever in the vicinity of the Atomium, you should definitely visit it. It is easy to reach by public transport.