Daughters of late designer Kaat Tilley open pop-up store in Ghent
An “experience store” in Ghent aims to introduce visitors to the dreamy universe of Kaat Tilley
Tilley, from Asbeek in Flemish Brabant, passed away from a viral infection in 2012 at the age of 52. After her unexpected death, her daughters, Rebekka and Epiphany, took over the label.
“We had always wanted to organise something to recreate the Kaat Tilley universe,” Epiphany explains. “When we stumbled upon this beautiful house in Ghent, stripped to its essentials with bare walls and visible wooden beams, the idea of a store with a bar came spontaneously.”
From Thursday to Sunday, visitors to the pop-up store, housed in the old townhouse, can see, touch and buy items from the Kaat Tilley collection, as well as artwork by Panamarenko, jewellery by George Cuyvers and animaux speciaux, or animal curiosities, by Jeroen Lemaître.
“We selected artists we’ve met through the years and who’ve left a deep impression on us,” says Epiphany. “People who love pretty things will leave the Experience Store feeling happy.”
Don’t forget to stop by the bar for a drink on your way out.
11.00-20.00, 22 May through late July, Burgstraat 15, Ghent
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