To recover from my Heideggerian confrontation with "das Sein-zum-Tode", I visit this small town. Right across the market square, there's a bakery that sells the best comfort food in the world. My tummy already hurts from looking at all those real Belgian chocolate treats. Legendary!
This sight reminds me of the beginning of Antonioni's L'Avventura. In other words: again a confrontation with the majesty of nature. While standing here, I realize that water has no foundation to build on. I am overwhelmed: as human beings, we are forced to live our lives in uncertainty while facing the horizon of death.
STUDIO HELDER is an Antwerp-based design platform, founded by Diana Keller and Brecht Baert in 2010.
We’ve designed interiors for private housing, showrooms and workspaces, we give advice, organise workshops and host exhibitions and events.
In our store we show objects we designed ourselves as well as furniture, jewelry, accessories and other items made by upcoming, talented artists from all over the world.
In everything we do, as diverse as our occupations are, some things are always present:
We care about subtlety and creativity. We’re endlessly fascinated by the little nuances and changes that turn something ordinary into an inspiring and beautiful object.
To quote the brilliant philosopher ‘Lorax’ from Dr. Seuss: “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
To avoid any confusion: MAFF is not the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, even though we’re huge fans of dogs and food. MAFF is a committed Antwerp-based design studio founded by Claudio Pascariello and Elke Treunen. We are great and easy to work with. No fussing, we do what we say and say what we do. Small projects, big projects, events, you name it. We love to surprise our clients with smart and creative solutions. Have a look!