We couldn’t quite believe our luck when the authorization came through. The commune of Ixelles/Elsene had approved our request to throw a “back to school” party in their crown jewel, the elementary school Les Mouettes. Held to celebrate the start of the school year and mark the beginning of Design September festivities, we got our readers back in the playground for a night full of nostalgia and disco ball fun. But, we promise, no classroom antics.

Photography Ulrike Biets

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