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BRUT COLLECTIVE

BRUT is a collective of emerging Belgian designers, founded in 2018, dedicated to the architectural, sculptural and emotional potential of contemporary design. Typically BRUT works with a co-decided scenography – a shared setting which visualizes a collective narrative. BRUT stands for bold movements and emotions beyond functionality.

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BODEM

In search for a collective narrative BRUT chose ‘Bodem’ (soil) as theme for their Milano 2019 presentation. To substantiate this inspiration, BRUT studied Teseum, an excavated Roman settlement in the oldest City of Belgium, Tongres.

There, on those accumulating layers of history, generously echoing past presences and forces they also found the colours and rhythms which define the setting.

 
Teseum: Three metres below ground, age-old stones tell the story of the town Tongeren.

Teseum: Three metres below ground, age-old stones tell the story of the town Tongeren.