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Buro BELÉN

Lenneke Langenhuijsen and Brecht Duijf from Buro BELÉN are materializers. They design from material. By broadening and expanding the material qualities of spaces, objects and products, BELÉN creates tangible design for the future.

Brecht and Lenneke work on material concepts in the field of product design, interior design and exhibition design. Their work has been exhibited at Textile Museum Tilburg, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam and Palazzo Clerici Milano.

BELÉN is known for 'Wooden Textiles' and clothing label '18-11-81'. Wooden Textiles explores the unique character of Tapa: a wooden cloth produced through an ancient and sustainable handicraft from Tonga. 18-11-81 takes material and intensity of use as premises for a new product: fashion with an effortlessly intelligent design.

Buro BELÉN received a subsidy form the DOEN Foundation for 'creative sustainable entrepreneurs' and next to sharing their knowledge at the Strawberry Earth Academy, these entrepreneurs are teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven and Artemis Akademie Amsterdam.