Steel signs

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Steel signs

While enamelled street and advertising signs certainly have their nostalgic side, they are now also part of our heritage. These magnificent creations appeal to all imaginations, but few people are aware of how they are made and the precision and technical nature of the craft.
Created in 1923, the Émaillerie Belge initially thrived but gradually faded into oblivion. However, a young entrepreneur has now decided to revive the business and restart the production of this long-lasting material on a small-scale craft basis, finding other ways of using the enamel and working with various designers and artists. The firm has recently moved to Forest/Vorst, to more spacious premises with more suitable facilities. It is therefore the perfect time to open this example of living heritage to the public.
During this tour, the workshops, kilns and exhibition spaces will provide you with an unprecedented insight into the business. The last of its kind, it is nevertheless still full of life.

A partnership between Klare Lijn and the Émaillerie Belge.

Practical information

    • The Émaillerie Belge
    • Rue Saint-Denis/Sint-Denijsstraat 122
    • 1190 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00 (guided tours in groups of 20 people available all day (French/Dutch))
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      Châtaignes/Kastanjes
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      Berevoets