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VINCENT VAN DUYSEN, spotlight on this Belgian architect

Our Top 3 series takes a look at some of the world’s most innovative designers and architects, presenting you with DECOVRY’s pick of their top three projects. This week, top Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen is in the spotlight. Born in Belgium, Van Duysen began his career as an architect, establishing his own practice back in 1989. However, not only does this innovative thinker work in architecture, but he has always been interested in the relationship between the…

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Design People Talk

Design Talk: go as u.r

The vegan conscious beauty & fashion concept for on the go women   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Annelies Lambert of go as u.r, the Belgian brand designed for an urban lifestyle on the go. go as u.r is their state of mind. It is the desire to be free, explore and express yourself.   Think vegan, conscious, minimalist, empowering and effortless. Of course, there are many ways…

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Architecture & design Design

SENSE OF SERENITY

The owners of this one-of-a-kind home in Kerala, India, brought together their three favourite designers to create their dream residence: Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, the English landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith and the Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt. When homeowners discovered their ideal plot of land in their home state of Kerala, the young family dreamed of bringing together three designers whose work they’d always admired. And when their dream became a reality, they couldn’t be more delighted with the…

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Architecture & design Design Must See

ICONIC NIEMEYER MODERNISM: Where thoughtful construction meets playful design

Built in 1951 and situated just outside of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Oscar Niemeyer’s Casa das Canoas is considered to be one of the most significant and quintessential examples of modernist Brazilian architecture. Casa das Canoas embodies Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazilian Modernist roots with exemplary tropical charm, touching upon the topography and abundant nature embracing the family home, all while keeping in mind the archetypal modernist elements of the movement of which he was an iconic contributor. The…

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Design Products To See

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE: This multi-functional flowerpot can do it all

As the summer months progress and the days get longer, what better time to take a break and spend some much-deserved time outdoors. Whether you’re planning to socialise or slow down and relax, the NORDIC D’LUXXX Flowerpot and Lantern is your must-have item this summer season. Designed by renowned Danish designer Henrik Pedersen, not only does the sleek Flowerpot design make a modern addition to your garden or patio, but the versatile design does so much more. 1. Lovely glow…

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Outdoor furniture made of recycled plastic

We love design that makes the world a better place and that looks great too. The Danish design label Mater combines these two ideas beautifully. On Decovry.com we now present to you Mater’s Ocean Collection. The objective of Mater is to rethink our current practices and create ethical and sustainable design that minimises adverse social and environmental impacts. “Let’s clean up the planet!”. That was the starting point for Danish design label Mater making its Ocean Collection. “We teamed up…

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Architecture & design Design Must See

Daring Design: Iconic architecture around the world

Which architect surprises with the most spectacular design? Which creative thinks oustide the box, resulting in an iconic piece of architecture? These triumphs of contemporary architecture are daring. They surprise and inspire.   Zaha Hadid Architects, 2012 Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku Azerbaijan   In Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Zaha Hadid Architects was selected to build the cultural centre, Heydar Aliyev Centre. The building is a break from the rigid and monumental Soviet architecture. Instead it aspires to the…

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Design News Trending

Why we are thrilled that the Monoqi members are joining Decovry

For our Decovry founder, Carole, Decovry began in 2011 as a dream. A dream to bring the discovery of surprising products to a community of people who seek the thrill of daily discoveries as well as products with a story, which are sustainable, creative and authentic. Now, nine years later, Decovry is on the verge of a major step. With the acquisition of the major assets from Monoqi, Decovry becomes the largest community for hand-picked design and lifestyle. Just like…

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Citytrip Design Hotspots

CITYTRIP GHENT: DISCOVER THE BRAND NEW B&B ACHILLES

Looking for a romantic getaway or a fun girls trip? Visit Ghent and stay the night in the brand-new bed & breakfast Achilles. This B&B, situated in a marvellous art nouveau house in the centre of Ghent, is the perfect base for a short trip to Europe’s best kept secret. And did you know that Decovry decorated the entire place? Book your trip and get a fabulous Decovry extra: 28% discount and a bottle of champagne (37.5 cl) in the…

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Design How To

This is how you create an affordable home office

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Trending: working from home. Looking to revamp your home office or study? Wondering how you create a clean office design? We’ll give you some ideas and inspiration to guarantee the perfect working atmosphere without you working at the kitchen table scattered with crumbs from last night’s dinner. It’s gonna be cosy, it’s gonna be cool and most of all: it’s gonna work! 1 Choose a compact desk It needs to be big enough for your laptop or desktop, some paperwork and your life-saving…

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