Under normal circumstances, the world’s foremost design collectors would be browsing the six-story Vanderborght Building in Brussels to survey the scene at Collectible, a burgeoning fair that spotlights—as the name suggests—collectible one-offs that toe the line between design and fine art. The coronavirus pandemic had other plans, of course, so founders Clélie Debehault and Liv Vaisberg launched a series of online viewing rooms to showcase this year’s offerings. Now called Collectible Salon, the virtual fair will present a curated assortment of 21st-century design objects from established galleries, independent makers, and pioneering brands until May 30. As is the case every year, almost every piece on display is weirdly wonderful, eliciting a “how’d they do that?” response. We round up ten highlights below.
The Weird, Wonderful Design Objects at Collectible Salon
We gather ten highlights from the burgeoning virtual fair, which spotlights an array of limited-edition pieces that toe the line between art and design.BY RYAN WADDOUPS May 26, 2021