Sylvain Willenz’s Glassworks exhibition opens at design dealer Victor Hunt in Brussels

 As part of this year’s Design September, Victor Hunt will be exhibiting a collection of pieces made purely out of glass, proving this traditional old material can be used for more than just church windows. We got an exclusive sneak preview of the pieces on show, and we also got to witness the installation process.

There’ll be 45 exposed glassworks to admire, ranging from tables to lamps and vases whipped up by award-winning Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz, and they’re all being shown to the public for the very first time. In collaboration with the CIRVA research and development center in Marseille, he works with blown and cast glass and pushes the material to the limits of its artistic possibilities. The standout piece of this exhibition is undoubtedly Willenz’s hand-blown glass table, which is available as part of a limited edition of 30, and comes in three different colours. “It’s ridiculously difficult to make”, Alexis Rynghaert, who founded Victor Hunt in 2009, says, adding: “Sylvain needed almost three years to develop the working method”. Willenz’s designs not only stand out for their craftsmanship, but also for their modern, sleek look, which perfectly embodies the vision of Victor Hunt – a crossover approach to design that appreciates craft. Here’s your chance to view an exciting and innovative exhibition that will probably change your idea of ‘boring old’ glasswork.

Until 6th October
Victor Hunt Gallery, Lambert Crickx 16 – 1070 Brussels
www.victor-hunt.com