In our hometown Genk, the Vennestraat is well known street. And what in this street were in a former life the well-known record store Discobar, inseparably linked with Rocco Granata's world hit Marina and the adjacent birth house of fashion icon Martin Margiela, is now joined behind one large glass façade and forms the showcase of the creative collective Breed.
Breed is a collection of creative spaces, which are rented by artists, musicians and other creative people, with an exhibition and sales platform linked to it. While the creative spaces emphasize a classic look and feel, the exhibition and sales space has a very modern and striking reclaim look.
And let Di Legno's new Barolo collection be perfectly suited to give this reclaim look a little more cachet. Architect Isabelle Verbruggen and Interior architect Els Bijnens, the driving forces behind Breed, have therefore chosen the color Bardolini from this collection, consisting of 2-layer boards of 15 mm thick and 220 mm wide with a very rough appearance and lived through with big knots and long, narrow cracks. Breed took very well advantage of these qualities by covering a part of a wall and to make a cupboard, doors and a table.
Anyone who would like to see it all for themselves, simply visit Vennestraat 199: a new exhibition is organized every three months. Di Legno always guarantees a bit of atmosphere and hopefully leads to even more creativity.
https://issuu.com/dada_magazine/docs/dadamagazine__04_lr (pages 54 & 55)