Cosmopolitan Maximalism

London, Paris, Shanghai? There are no clues to indicate that this flat is in Ghent’s historic city centre. It feels more as if it is situated in the 16th-century Quartier Latin, where Napoleon once resided during his stay in the Belgian city during the early 19th century. The flat even overlooks the pump where his horses would have been watered. Voorjans was determined to create a cosmopolitan pied-à-terre, a trendy and luxurious residence that would be right at home in any world-class metropolis.

Double Interview with Vincent Van Duysen

"Two lives, two styles, two visions. Or are there nevertheless points of contact between "interior popes" Vincent Van Duysen and Gert Voorjans?" Weekend Knack

Staircase Filled With Life

The central staircase in the Antwerp townhouse from 1900 immediately reveals that early bourgeois lifestyle. The *escalier d’apparat* was an architectural status symbol, intended to make an impression. The entire residence is constructed around the staircase. The various flats and bureaus of the building’s occupants open onto that majestic stairwell. The glass-domed cupola provides daylight access to all storeys along the stairs. Voorjans reinterpreted that skylight here with a contemporary photo installation by Wouter Deruytter.

AD Intérieurs

For the 2017 edition of AD Intérieurs held at La Monnaie de Paris, Voorjans imagined a dressing room-like setting reminiscent to some of Balthus’ paintings like "Japonaise au miroir noir" and "La chambre turque", but with the grandezza of Palazzo Valguarnera Gangi’s ballroom as featured in *Luchino Visconti’s Il gattopardo*. With the Parisian apartment of the great ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev as a source of inspiration.

Ode To Erudition

Speaking of an exceptional commission... Gert Voorjans had the honour of designing two libraries for a passionate bibliophile in France. Two welcoming environments where the architecture invites visitors to read. But also two micro-cosmoses, just as meticulously crafted as the books by the famous authors that line the walls. Although the historic books are the absolute protagonists on the shelves, Voorjans still managed to discreetly deploy his visual vocabulary here.

Clotilde Ancarani - exhibition

Clotilde Ancarani is a visual artist and sculptor, born in Chicago to an Italian father and a Belgian mother. Clotilde Ancarani has been creating paintings and sculptures for over twenty years. She likes to play with contrasts, keeping the apparent fragility of the shapes but treating them in raw materials. Clotilde Ancarani’s themes are constantly evolving, passing from one to another, all lightly and without ever forgetting the notion of femininity. Fragile, light and diaphanous plants become unalterable bronze furniture, revealing through the artist’s hand all the ambivalence of his subject.

Selected Projects