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Florence CoenraetsFlorence Coenraets
Artiste plasticienne, Florence Coenraets propose, à partir de la matière, une expérience esthétique et émotionnelle pour repenser notre rapport au monde.
A partir des plumes, sa matière première, sa démarche artistique évolue pour englober une réflexion plus large sur notre manière d’habiter un territoire et de cohabiter avec d’autres espèces.
« From feathers to birds », est une série d’œuvres réalisées à partir de plumes récoltées sur un territoire défini. Cartographie sensible, chaque pièce témoigne de notre cohabitation avec d’autres êtres vivants.
Particulièrement sensible à la vibration qui émane de chaque matériaux, dans la série « Offrandes » Florence explore d’autres matières et, comme pour les plumes, les manipule avec attention et amour.
Guidée par les spécificités de chaque matière, elle coud, assemble, relie… Elle laisse libre cours à ses gestes pour faire parler les matériaux entre eux et demeurer dans ce nouvel espace de rencontre.
Pour ces collections de coiffes, Florence Coenraets s’inspire des coiffes et parures ethniques aux symbolismes puissants, des parures des Rois et des Dieux, du pouvoir des parades nuptiales et autres rituels.
La coiffe célèbre la beauté humaine, c’est cette célébration que Florence vous invite à explorer avec puissance et audace à travers son workshop créatif « Je Suis Mon Roi ».
37, rue de Bordeaux Brussels 1060 Belgium
Frederique CoomansFrederique Coomans
“What is your meaning?” asks the art to design.
“What is your function?” asks the design to art.
(Yoann Van Parys)
The work of Frédérique Coomans is developed around those two simple questions: the attempt to combine art and design, the meaning and the function. An almost intuitive way, tapping into spirit of the times and expressing emotion through an object, the jewelry, which can be worn as a body sculpture and assert your personality through it.
Frederique Coomans likes to create astonishment by combining materials, colors, techniques that do not even suppose of getting married. She wants to bring the “spectator” to discover another dimension in the world of jewelry.
To successfully achieve to create these body adornments, she examines the elements that accompany her in everyday life. She constantly seeks, tests, manipulates with the help of all the techniques that will enable her to bring the jewel to its term as innocuous and remote of the jewelry they are.
She tries not to exclude any area of research. That’s for Frédérique Coomans an essential ingredient of the birth of a jewel.
I am Veerle, married to Jeroen and mother of 3 teenage daughters Frauke, Mare and Lobke (hence Framalo).
After a career of 15 years in education, it was time for me for something new. My daughters also needed some extra mommy love at that time, so working from home was up for me.
It all started with 10 fabrics in my living room cupboard. This quickly expanded to my desk, bedroom… and then eventually converting the garage into a real store.
But the garage shop also quickly turned out to be too small and after a while I also got tired of breaking up and dismantling the workshop tables.
Three years ago we took the decision to move to a larger building in Houthulst with sufficient retail and workshop spaces.
It’s often long and busy days for me but I don’t regret it for a second! Framalo became my fourth child, a fabric and wool shop but above all a workshop and DIY place. Every day I enjoy giving workshops and lessons. Every day I remain “Miss” but in my own way.
Teaching will always remain a part of me. Giving inspiration to others gives me enormous satisfaction and the spirit to continue. I want to inspire and make people create each in his or her own way. How a piece of fabric can turn into something beautiful, something completely finished. How a thread of wool can become a warm scarf around someone’s neck and give a warm feeling when someone compliments it. Because that is my goal: to meet and enjoy!
Of course I don’t do all this alone and I have a great team behind me!
Mister Framalo or Jeroen. In daily life school director but also my support and rock. The man who pulls me through when the going gets tough, who keeps saying that everything will always be okay, the one who always goes along with my moving whims, my financial director, help at fairs and cook at the children’s camps.
Katrien helps out in the store as a saleswoman and gives perfect advice on fabric and pattern choices. She also gives advanced sewing lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays and processes all our retouches.
Open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
7e Geniestraat 4a Houthulst 8650 Belgium
Fairy TailorsFairy Tailors
FairyTailors saw the light at the end of 2014. A hobby that got out of hand, very cliché. We built a webshop, found the most beautiful fabrics and got to know you during countless fabric fairs and pop-ups. When a building became available in 2018, a stone’s throw from our home, right in the thriving center of Tervuren, we took the plunge: in February 2018 we opened the brick shop at Klarastraat 4.
And “we” are Lieselot (the face of FairyTailors), Michel (builder of the webshop and the original interior of the store and above all eternal support) and the sweetest family and friends for supporting! And you of course, because without customers there would be no FairyTailors.
An imaginative range for little and big princes and princesses. A creative journey of discovery by and for you and me.
FairyTailors will pamper you with a colorful range of do-it-yourself stuff. We consciously choose fabrics with a positive story. Oeko-Tex, GOTS, Belgian designers, European productions, … Naturally, fabrics also have to be shipped. But did you know that fabrics take up a lot less space than finished pieces? So long live the DIY!
Your package will also be ecologically packed (recycled envelopes) and sent via Bpost. Our contribution to the fairy tale…
For and by tailors. And completely tailored to you. So don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments!
FairyTailors sells directly to you, our beloved customer. 24/7 online, and live in our store in Tervuren.
Klarastraat 4 Tervuren 3080 Belgium