Despite its limited number of inhabitants and rather small surface, the Belgian province of Limburg has a great number of designers with an international reputation. Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter Rams this book discovers the roots of Limburg's top design of the last 25 years. With famous names such as Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Bram Boo, Dieter Bikkembergs and Pieter Stockmans but also unknown or almost invisible design. With contributions by Jesse Brouns, Veerle Windels, Hettie Judah, Virginia Tassinari, Nik Baerten. Cultural platform Design supports and promotes designers and design made in Limburg. In collaboration with different partners they provide inspiring thinking patterns about design and create a dynamic climate for design in Flanders.
Pablo Hannon is a multidisciplinary designer at studio Hectica and is driven by creative collaborations of all kinds. He lectures at PXL MAD in Hasselt, Belgium and organized many creative festivals across the world. Christophe De Schauvre works as a freelance design journalist and is co-founder of creative agency Comosie. Heleen Van Loon is coordinator of cultural platform Design, a networking organization supporting and promoting promising designers and design from the province of Limburg in Belgium.