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DESIRABLE DESIGNS

The five continents The summer holidays are here, which means it’s time for some globetrotting. Pack your bags and book your flight because the planet is waiting to be explored. However, if you don’t have any time to travel this summer, these international interior items will let you roam the continents. 100 per cent jetlag-free! TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS  |  PRESS PHOTOS

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2. American dreams While Native Americans liked them because they kept nightmares away, we like them because they look fabulous. These dreamcatchers are handmade in a Belgian, ethical atelier in Bali, supporting its workers to create a better life for their families. This fair-trade eye-catcher will, therefore, let you sleep soundly. €25 www.bazarbizar.be

2. 1. Sweet shaman This beautifully crafted African mask will take your mind on a journey through the savannah. Each one is uniquely designed and carved by hand, making them very high in demand right now. Laying your hands upon one of them can, therefore, be quite the challenge. €189 www.klevering.nl

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4. Flying fish By meticulously painting with shadows and brightness, the Japanese create an artwork with every light bulb they ignite. With this fishy lamp, a sparkle of that mysterious oriental brightness will take over your house. Price on request www.moooi.com

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3. 3. Seat from the south Nothing screams summer more than Portugal’s colourful ‘azulejos’. The Dutch Design Chair brings these trendy tiles to your living room in the shape of a cardboard seat. It can hold up to 200 kilogrammes and comes in a multitude of funky prints. No wonder The New York Times called it a “standout creation”. From €22 www.dutchdesignbrand.nl 8  |  Issue 67  |  July 2019

5. Chilling down-under No sport is as popular with the Antipodeans than rugby. This largerthan-life ball brings the stadium to your living room. Its precise finishing and warm colour will let you ‘haka’ for joy. Price on request www.durlet.com

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Discover Benelux, Issue 67, July 2019  

Belgian scientist Angelique Van Ombergen is on the cover of our July issue, which also features an Antwerp city special and a Q&A with Dutch...

Discover Benelux, Issue 67, July 2019  

Belgian scientist Angelique Van Ombergen is on the cover of our July issue, which also features an Antwerp city special and a Q&A with Dutch...

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