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Gert Voorjans x Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson has collaborated with interior and architectural extraordinaire Gert Voorjans to create an exuberant fabric collection. Sharing Jim Thompson’s penchant for vibrance, colour is a key component of Gert’s designs. His schemes are notoriously unconventional, always innovative and surprising. Gert Voorjans for Jim Thompson is no exception, aiming to seductively lure interior designers to embrace exciting and daring combinations in their projects. A whole spectrum of colours have been mixed together in order to create inviting rooms that are warm, artistic, livable, and one of a kind.
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Liz Marcus

Maruani Mercier suggested a unique collaboration between Gert Voorjans and the American artist Liz Markus. Liz Markus cannot predict how her work will ultimately look. Using acrylic on unprimed canvas, she lets the colours bleed, drip and collide. Then, as the painted surface dries, the image starts to spread. Markus extraordinary skill and experience result in a painting similar to a watercolour, if not for the fact that acrylic leaves no room for mistakes. Her work is full of vibrant colours and references, giving it a pop culture feel. Markus is mostly inspired by strong women, dressed in the latest fashion and posing in beautiful rooms.
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AD Intérieurs

In 2016, Gert Voorjans was invited to participate in the AD Intérieurs exhibition at La Monnaie de Paris. For the occasion, 10 leading interior designers were asked by the prestigious interior design magazine to stage works of art, precious objects and curiosities in a living space. Gert Voorjans created a ‘bureau d’homme’, suggesting a dreamy journey from Tibet to Paris via Venice. The selection of furniture and objects symbolize each stage of the odyssey. But how to awaken Venetian antiques, Art Deco or 18th century French pieces? For Voorjans, the answer lies in colour. The violet coloured walls, red fitted sisal carpet and green mirrored ceiling electrify the room, defining an intense and concentrated universe of nomadic elegance.
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Schloss With Flair

Transforming a stiff, unyielding late-medieval fortress into a dynamic family home: that was the challenge that Gert Voorjans faced in the Bavarian town of Coburg. The commission was anything but obvious: the moated Schloss had in no way been renovated to current standards of residential convenience. Once the seat of an aristocratic family, the oldest section of the house dates back as far as the 16th century. However, various ad-hoc adaptations and expansions that were started in the 20th century had left the property an eclectic hodge-podge of architectural styles.
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Atelier Hors Catégorie

Like a sculptor who lives and works among hundreds of moulds, mallets and chisels. Like a painter who always needs his brushes close at hand to capture the colourful images in his mind’s eye. Like a couturier who receives his clientèle surrounded by bolts of cloth. That’s how Gert Voorjans lives and works in Antwerp.
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IIDE

For the inaugural re-launch of IIDE – The International Interior Design Exhibition in Brussels at Tour & Taxis – we envisioned the inspirational and aspirational theme of the Garden of Eden: abundant, not yet expansive. This contrast created a unique space: a middle-eastern atmosphere where the tree of life originated from, combined with an “atelier”-feeling where creativity and work come together. For the creation and curation of this room we have worked with a range of our esteemed suppliers and artisanal artists. From antique carpets to modern pieces of art, from bespoke lighting to beautiful oak and walnut parquetry and exquisite marble slates direct from the quarry. Or *“A magical roomscape to ignite our imaginations, fuel our dreams, and enhance our realities”.*
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