Classically educated and but famously unconventional, Belgian designer Gert Voorjans creates interiors which can be exuberant, elegantly eccentric and refreshingly sudden! Fearlessly mixing antiques, daring colour and unique influences, Gert shares his love of historical past, artwork and design all through his work. Please be part of Susanna and me for a go to to the colourful and artistic realm that’s Gert’s atelier and residential in Antwerp, Belgium.
Slightly like Antwerp itself, Gert Voorjans is an genuine amalgam of outdated and new, of heritage and avant-garde. Steeped in the data of structure, design and the ornamental arts, with each educational and sensible expertise (a number of levels and years in the studio of Axel Vervoordt), Gert grew to become often known as the artistic drive behind the design of Dries Van Noten’s boutiques worldwide. And simply as he so successfully helped the style designer inform his story, so has he completed the identical for necessary residential and company purchasers around the globe.
His personal atelier and residential function his laboratory, the place he seamlessly weaves a tapestry of journey, textiles and timeless design, bringing all of it ahead into an totally modern and stylish world.
It’s this imaginative and complex juxtaposition that units Gert aside. In his designs, sensuous silks and gutsy linens, historic Silk Street artifacts and fashionable artwork stay collectively in rustic refinement as in the event that they had been all the time destined to be paired.
Right here, surrounded by the instruments of his commerce and limitless inspiration he has collected, Gert provides himself free rein to experiment, to repeatedly specific his creativity and as he says, “preserve reinventing myself.” Gert makes it look easy however there are years of analysis, in depth journey and each formal and casual training behind each determination.
An enormous thanks to video sponsor Jim Thompson, with whom Gert has collaborated on a vibrant, progressive and but totally accessible assortment of materials and trim. From stripes and checks to damasks, playful patterns and plains, there’s a full array of selections to embellish a whole dwelling.
Having used Jim Thompson materials in his tasks for many years, and sharing a love of spirited colour and unique influences, Gert was a pure option to companion with the legendary model – the linen/cotton ivy patterned Day in Gert’s eating room beneath.
Whereas revered for his or her completely in home Thai silk manufacturing, Jim Thompson additionally creates a wide selection of different premium textiles together with excessive efficiency contract materials and customized weaves. The number of Gert’s assortment displays not solely their capabilities however their shared artisanal strategy to colour, character and craftsmanship. Under, Gert’s signature eclectic combine exhibiting his linen Sq. Dance examine with his La Perle trim.
The truth is I used to be so enchanted by the gathering, I had a tablecloth constituted of Backyard Get together! It’s the essence of summer time!
all photographs by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence
So thanks Gert for welcoming us into your inspiring atelier and residential. We love anticipating the sudden!!