Open call: Scenography Collectible 2021

Collectible, the fair for 21st-century design, is launching an open call to select scenographer(s) for its next edition, which is set to take place from 11 to 14 March 2021 in the Vanderborght, a splendid building from the 1930s situated in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. 

Pioneering scenographies have always been key to Collectible, which seeks to innovate in this field. Each year we offer an extraordinary new experience to engage our audience, while highlighting the scenography practice of a design or architecture studio. The scenographer will lead in the design of the main areas of the fair: the entrance hall and the restaurant, two central thoroughfares experienced by every visitor, each offering prime locations. Scenographers from previous editions include Richard Venlet, Sophie Dries, Studio Verter, Atelier Tomas Dirrix and Döppel Studio.

Experimental in its approach, Collectible is a one-of-a-kind platform seeking to continuously push the boundaries of creativity. The fair brings together established and emerging galleries with independent design studios in a dynamic integrated space and collaborates with leading curators, design institutions and foundations to deliver groundbreaking commissions and curated projects.

Download the full open call here.

Guidelines and requirements

Collectible’s scenography is a crucial part of the DNA of our platform and it is essential that it is radically reinvented each year. Therefore, the new scenography should present a clear shift from what has been done in previous years and from what is seen elsewhere, especially in the field of scenography. 

Large-scale temporary events are one of the biggest producers of waste. As such, it is a requirement to conceive Collectible’s scenography with sustainable materials in order to produce as little waste as possible, as well as considering how to reuse materials by reselling and re-housing various elements and pieces of furniture.

To apply

  • Submission deadline: 10 July 2020 
  • Shortlisted announcement: 15 July 2020
  • Shortlisted pitch interviews (including sketches and budget projection): first week of September 2020 
  • Announcement of winning project: mid-September 2020

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