The exhibition runs from 22 March until 12 May at Spazio Nobile


Welcome to our Sunday brunches on 24 March, 5 May and 12 May 2019, 12-6pm. 



The exhibition runs from 22 March until 12 May at Spazio Nobile

Welcome to our Sunday brunches on 24 March, 5 May and 12 May 2019, 12-6pm


Formosa in brief

Formosa: A New Layer Taiwan meets Yii is a retrospective exhibition of a decade of local and international craft, art and design collaborations with Taiwan, supported by the Taiwanese Cultural Center in Paris, the NTCRI (National Taiwanese Craft Research and Development Institute), the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture, Spazio Nobile / Pro Materia.

In collaboration with: Lobmeyr (AU), Lyngby Porcelæn (DK), Thalie Lab (BE) & Émaillerie belge (BE).

Participating designers and craftsmen

Artists and Designers : Anton Alvarez (Chili-SE), Carina Seth Andersson (SE), BCXSY (IS-NL-JP), Cheng-Tsung Feng (TW), Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias Stählbom – TAF Architects (SE), Sebastian Herkner (D), Matti Klenell (SE), Jin Kuramoto (JP),  Chen-Hsu Liu (TW), Idee Liu (TW), Stina Löfgren (SE), Wonmin Park (KO), Poetic Lab (TW),  Julie Richoz (FR-CH), Richu Lacquer Art (TW), Cheng Tsung Feng (TW),  Rock Wang (TW),  Li-Hsin Wang (TW), Pili Wu (TW), Rain Wu (TW) & Studio O’Sullivan

Taiwanese craftsmen: Chin-Tuan Chiu, Ming-Zong Chen, Clay+art & craft co, Kao-Ming Chen, Pei-Tse Chen, Ching-Chi Huang, Mao-Hui Chen, Chin-Mei Huang, Jian Cheng Lin, Hsing-Tse Liu, Wu Xing Ceramic Art Studio, Ban Tao Yao, Ming An Wu, Shu-Fa Wu, Zhongyi Industry Co. Ltd. , Tsun-Jen Lee

Formosa : A New Layer Taiwan refers to the ‘Beautiful Island’ (at the time of the Ihla Formosa when the island was occupied by the Portuguese in the middle of the 16th century). It bridges Eastern and Western cultures. This forest-cloaked land that is Taiwan has a strong character and its crafts and qualities are very specific, unique and distinctive including some strong influences from various cultures such as the Dutch, the Chinese, the Japanese. Formosa is a title which embraces history, culture, art and design, and the island as a place for creation, including rich dialogues, exchanges and explorations of creative craft and design from here and abroad.

What Yii did in this myth for all China, the modern Taoist priest, still does for the local community: he recycles the “old energy” (ku-ch’i), and so gives the community a new breath. It is often called the “three virtualities” (san-ts’ai), which refers to the cultural triad of heaven, earth, and man.




Permanent exhibition with the artists and designers of the gallery in the other rooms of Spazio Nobile.
Among them: François Azambourg, Francesco Balzano, Carlo Brandelli, Kaspar Hamacher, Marlène Huissoud, Amy Hilton, Garnier & Linker, Antonio Lampecco, Valériane Lazard & Paul Brissonnet, Tomáš Libertíny, Isaac Monté, Adrien Rovero, Marcin Rusak, Kustaa Saksi, Glenn Sestig, Bela Silva, Lucile Soufflet, Piet Stockmans, Adi Toch, Frederik Vercruysse, Fabian von Spreckelsen, Chen & Williams…





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By opening Spazio Nobile in April 2016, in the dynamic and cosmopolitan Ixelles neighbourhood of Brussels (Belgium), Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating a dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Commissioning unique pieces, limited editions and installations that are both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensibility to everything nature and minerality, the gallery organises four to five exhibits each year, dedicated to both rising and established talents, without creating borders between the disciplines, the visual arts dialoguing with the fine arts.