After a particularly successful exhibition on Jules Wabbes, BOZAR turns the spotlight on another great post-war Belgian designer: Ado Chale. Born in Brussels, he is a mineralogist and blacksmith, who uses crystals or petrified wood in his works of art, and approaches making furniture like a craftsman rather than as a designer. This very first retrospective outlines the career and the world of Ado Chale, through carefully selected pieces of furniture and objects, such as his famous Goutte d’eau bronze table, inspired by pre-Columbian art. To coincide with the exhibition, publishing house Aparté is bringing out a new important book on Chale. An opportunity for the general public to get acquainted with this internationally renowned artist who combines craftsmanship with innovation.
Scenography: Richard Venlet