The antiques and art dealer Axel Vervoordt created an impressive mix of industrial heritage and contemporary architecture on the site of a genever distillery just outside Antwerp and built in 1857, later converted to a malt factory. The old grain storehouses and silos were supplemented by various new buildings and today house offices and apartments as well as spectacular spaces for art. ERCO LED lighting tools demonstrate highest levels of flexibility and efficiency in these atmospherically dense exhibition spaces: with a minimal number of luminaires, paintings and sculptures are illuminated with maximum impact and pinpoint precision.
Art and antiques dealer, collector and exhibition organiser Axel Vervoordt has made an international name for himself with a combination of antique and contemporary art from East and West, displayed in atmospherically illuminated rooms. The Belgian founded his company in Antwerp in 1969, in a small street with restored 16th century houses that have had cult status since then. Since 1998 Axel Vervoordt and his family has gradually acquired the 55,000 square metre site of a former distillery on the picturesque Albert Canal, a waterway linking the Belgian cities of Liège and Antwerp.