With DESIGN IN SHOPS, the city of Kortrijk and Designregio Kortrijk want to give colour to Kortrijk as a city of innovation and design. In the project, merchants are encouraged to renovate or rearrange their shop, improve the shop window, improve visibility or carry out other creative interventions together with a designer. Each participating shopkeeper receives a grant as financial support from the City of Kortrijk and Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen. This project is a concrete result of the fact that the City of Kortrijk is a member of the Unesco Creative Cities Network thanks to our close ties with the cities of Detroit and Montréal. Forty Kortrijk shopkeepers or hospitality businesses will be supported financially and encouraged to call on the services of a designer. After a selection by a jury, the merchant will be introduced to three international designers. In the meantime, almost all businesses have been linked to a designer and are carrying out the necessary work.
An overview of the realisations:
1. TON SUR TON
A stylish Art Deco-inspired interior for hairdresser's TON SUR TON in collaboration with designer duo Simon De Backere and Niels Verdoncq from Plusgrand.
A brand new interior by creative and strategic designer Laurent Gerard for flower shop Descaplant.
3. ZONDER MEER
New circular furniture for the packaging-free shop Zonder Meer by the designers of Holy-wood from Bergen.
4. NON MOODSHOP
A colourful facade mural for NON Moodshop by the designers of Studio Les Canailles from Lille.
5. WALLE 111
A new facade and logo for Eatery Walle111 in collaboration with graphic designer Stéphane Meurice of Atelier Télescopique in Lille.
6. JULIE WYSEUR
Julie Wyseur was paired with interior designer Pascal Reghem from Mac&P in Manage, Wallonia for a flexible and transparent window display.
Quentin Glorieux from volt_atelier in Lille made the Coup-de-Foudre showroom more visible with his stylish paintings and corten steel furniture.
8. COOL ELECTRO CYCLES
Axiome from Bergen challenged the Cool brothers to go beyond their own ideas and created a total interior design where experience, customer-friendliness and sportsmanship are central.
9. DESCAMPS DAGBLADHANDEL
Valerie was paired with interior designer Camille Cocqueréaumont of Archik Intérieur from Tournai for a new fresh interior.
In cooperation with the Lille interior decorator Perrine Morel, Caroline went for a complete makeover.
Atelier Bien Vu designed striking neon lighting for the facade of the Novelle bookstore.
Lionne Design created a fresh interior with scandinavian influences for the first baby spa in Kortrijk!
A breath of fresh air through the Blinki shoe repair shop in cooperation with the Tournai interior designers Mökki Mökki.
A new interior for barber and men's hairdresser Haartiest in cooperation with environment and interior architect Quentin Vaulot from Lille.
15. AD HOC
An eye-catcher for gift shop Ad Hoc by interior designer Camille Cocquereaumont of Archik Intérieur.
A new workshop space for costume and party shop Komedia in cooperation with Philippe Del Cane of Casa Lamotte.
17. DE SEULE
Eyecatcher for the Seule in Heule in cooperation with architect Marie Vervacke.
18. DE VREEMDE EEND
A new interior for De Vreemde Eend in cooperation with Atelier Michel Dupont.
All pictures by Kattoo