Kids Driven Design / Reciprocity Design Liège 2012


An initiative by: Paul-Emile Mottard, Provincial Deputy in charge of Culture in Liège

General management: Wallonie Design

Artistic direction: Giovanna Massoni

Secretariat : OPMA - Province of Liège - Culture


Website : reciprocity-2012


Eva, Jules, Odile, Sophie, William, Michaël


Painted clay, perspex and cardboard models of a coaster with a message & mission: visually representing the world’s continents, its liquid-filled depth and material could ‘hold’ the objects placed on it.


Beyond the workshop: waterworld

Design development: Michaël Bihain

Assistant: Colin Thomas


Prototype production:

(1) Sirris: stereolithography (sla) clearvue epoxy resin

(2) Christophe Genard, glass-blower

(cercle de wallonie): crystal

Images : Michaël Bihain


Concept and pedagogical programme:

Emma Firmin, in collaboration with the Educational Department of the Grand Curtius Museum.


Coordination of the workshop:

Michaël Bihain (designer), Stéphanie Koch (Wallonie Design), Edith Schurgers (Grand Curtius) and together with: Charlotte Bonten, Emilie Sypszak, Jean-Antoine Dutreuill & William Larrière (ESA Saint-Luc Liège – interior design and industrial design students)


Photographers :

Anaïs Longatte, Luigi Masci, & Anne-Sophie Reuter (students Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Liège)



Simon Hennaut, Sarah Lambert & Julien Nizet (students Académie des Beaux Arts - Liège)


Co-designers :

Elias, Elina, Fanny, Eva, Jules, Léa, Luana, Marie, Odile, Robin, Simon & Sophie


Companies :

Val SainLambert


Design & Scenography :

Michaël Bihain


Thanks to:

Le Grand Curtius

Jean-Marc Gay - Direction de la Culture, des Musées et du Tourisme

Marie Remacle, attachée - Cabinet de la Culture & des Relations interculturelles Ville de Liège.