Maniera, Brussels

Bernard Dudois, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Valérie Mannaerts, Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Ann Rikkers, Christophe Hefti, Stéphanie Barbier Bouvet

MANIERA gallery commissions architects and artists to develop furniture and objects for use, offering them the opportunity to take an excursion beyond their usual practice. Architects often have a close relationship with the visual arts and artists are often inspired by the spatial environment. MANIERA crystallises these affinities into new design proposals. More than just furniture, the objects produced by MANIERA are a deliberate search for confrontations between the realms of architecture, design and art.


MANIERA brings both up-and-coming and well-established figures to the fore. What they all have in common is a personal language and hand, a conceptual mode of thought, and an authentic and idiosyncratic ‘maniera’ or working method.


MANIERA was founded by Kwinten Lavigne and Amaryllis Jacobs in 2014. In 2023, the gallery moved into Hôtel Danckaert, also known as Villa Dewin. The house was designed in 1922 by the Belgian architect Jean-Baptiste Dewin for Jean Danckaert, a Brussels industrial engineer. The dwelling and the rose garden are listed as heritage. The interior furnishings and decoration of the Villa were developed by the famous Ateliers d’Art De Coene.




Christophe Hefti

Moon (2021)
Wool, silk, plys, hennep Hand-knotted in Nepal, 350 x 250 cm
Limited edition of 4 pieces + 1 prototype + 2 A.P.
Courtesy the artist

Ann Rikkers

Monty (2022)
Imprinted clay, glaze
39 x 35 x 48 cm
Courtesy the artist

Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Desk, Kamer Renee Series (2016)
Chipwood, oil, zinc plated screws, 146 x 90 x 76 cm
Limited edition of 6 pieces + 2 A.P.
Courtesy the artist

Bernard Dudois

Lamp II (2023)
Porcelain, electrical fittings L 23,5 x 23,5 x 23 cm
Limited edition of 12 pieces + 1 Prototype + 2 A.P.
Courtesy the artist

Koenraad Dedobbeleer

Pooh-Bah (2021)
MDF, walnut, felt, rubber, 50 x 45 x 45 cm
Limited edition of 24 pieces
Courtesy the artist

Stéphanie Barbier Bouvet

Post War Masters: Luminator (2018)
Chromed steel, galvanized steel, electrical fittings L 60 x W 60 x H 189 cm
Limited edition of 6 + 1 prototype + 2 AP
Courtesy the artist

Valérie Mannaerts

Little Vessel (2023)
Coated steel, cord, electrical fittings 110 x 105 x 160 cm
Limited edition of 8 pieces + 1 Prototype + 2 A.P.
Courtesy the artist