Both a gallery and a residence, this Antwerp based home redefines the boundaries between private and public spaces, art and interior design.
With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens designed a living space with an art gallery in it by combining 19 century architecture and a 1970’s building.
One can find everyday object designed by the artists Wenes represents almost in every corner of this brilliant living space. Some of which are abstract cutting boards and sculptural floor lamps designed by Muller Van Severen, wooden knives by Studio Simple and Antoine Van Loocke, a shelving system from Diane Steverlynck and associates. Even though all these items are purchasable, Wenes states that she enjoys surrounding herself with such objects and that her house is not an exaggerated showroom.
The bathroom, a room few can actually get a chance to see was decorated by Ann Vereecken and Jeroen Worst from Studio Simple by vintage, cheap and old closets and mirrors, and ovjects bought from thrift shops. Wenes states that “I did not want a minimalistic bathroom but one with emotion and surprising hidden places”.