“The trend in interior design is now predominantly – if not definitively – contemporary”

Dominique Rigo

CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS SINCE 1974

A trained architect, Dominique Rigo quickly became passionate about the revolution in interior and furniture design in the early 1970s. He has since contributed not only to the blossoming of modern design in Belgium but also to the success of the country’s contemporary style in interior architecture. His talent has manifested itself above all through his successive Brussels-based commercial addresses and contemporary interior design projects since 1974. Dominique Rigo has always preferred a modernity which chooses comfort and functionality above the “trendy”, the “way out” and the ridiculous. Function, form, comfort, quality and durability are still the overriding priorities in all the company’s interior design projects …from Brussels to Liège, from Geneva to Genoa, from London to New York…

A FAMILY BUSINESS

Today, the father and two daughters partnership runs an interior design business comprising a team of seven interior architects and 3 modern furniture showrooms providing the largest and most comprehensive selection of contemporary furniture in Brussels. The “Rigo” style is contemporary, yet not minimalist, with a penchant for the Italian and Scandinavian designed furniture and the icons of 20th Century design. Several designs have never left the selection as today they have become “design classics”! Second daughter, Charlotte Rigo, joined the company straight after graduating in interior design in 1995. She has added a new dynamic to the company and her fresh approach to interior design projects is reflected in the evolution of the selection and presentation of products. Youngest daughter, Mélanie Rigo, joined in 2012 and oversees the company’s image and communication.

ONE COMPANY – THREE SHOWROOMS

The company currently runs three showrooms in Brussels including 2 individual, mono-brand, flagship stores (Cassina and Vitra) and a larger showroom, situated in Uccle, which offers a host of top international brands spread over 3500m² of showroom space. The most prestigious designer furniture, lighting and accessories brands are extremely well represented and are displayed in modern and harmonious ambiences at the three individual addresses, whether in Belle-Epoque town-houses or a more contemporary, “loft-like” setting.

Discover the three Dominique Rigo’s showrooms in Brussels.

PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ADVICE

The company offers a comprehensive interior design service. From drawing up professional plans to finding made-to-measure solutions, the team is experienced in planning, sketching, drafting, and CAD (computer-aided drafting) and will manage projects from A to Z. The Dominique Rigo team works on a regular basis with leading architects and designers to furnish and decorate a variety of prestigious residential and commercial developments, be they in Brussels, Belgium or further afield. The contemporary selection is vast and with nearly 40 years in the business, Dominique Rigo offers not only choice and good advice, but also strong relationships and forthright collaboration with suppliers and top Brussels-based architects. Above all, he and his team offer a wealth of experience in a wide variety of interior design projects.

1968

A “reasonable” Sixties student, Dominique Rigo embarks on his architecture degree at St Luc, Tournai.

1974

Dominique Rigo, now a 27 year-old qualified architect from St Luc, sets up his interior design business which carries his name.

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1975

Opens first showroom at Rue Beau Site in Ixelles, Brussels.

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1976

Moves into town house on the Avenue Louise in Brussels.

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1981

Extends the Avenue Louise showroom by acquiring the adjacent building, 156 Avenue Louise.

First collaboration with Ligne Roset.

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1992

Acquisition of a 400m2 “Cosy Corner” showroom in Stockel (Woluwé-St-Pierre) Opens a second “Cosy Corner” – a mono-brand Ligne Roset showroom – next to the main showroom on the Avenue Louise.

New horizons…

Charlotte Rigo starts her interior architecture studies at the CAD, Brussels.

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1994

Designers’ Weekend 1994: guest of honour, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, at Ligne Roset showroom.

Opens “extra muros” showroom in Rhode-St-Genèse.

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1995

Charlotte Rigo, now a qualified interior architect from the CAD, joins her father in the family business.

Creates THE WORK PLACE in order to enter the “office design” market.

Opens new Ligne Roset showroom, 152 Avenue Louise, Brussels.

Designer’ Weekend 1995: Jean Nouvel / Unifor presentation at THE WORK PLACE.

Designers’ Weekend 1995: Guest of honour, Peter Maly, at Ligne Roset showroom.

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1999

Designers’ Weekend 1999: guest of honour, Didier Gomez at Ligne Roset showroom.

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2000

Dominique and Charlotte present the plans for a brand new store to their team. The “Rue de Stalle” project is born.

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2001

New Ligne Roset showroom on the Place Stéphanie, Brussels.Work begins on new building at Uccle site.

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2003

Dominique Rigo moves into his new building, ESPACE DOMINIQUE RIGO, in Uccle, Brussels.
Charlotte Rigo in charge of the “mise en scène”.

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2004

Dominique Rigo’s 30th AnniversaryExhibition : “10 x 10 exhibition / retrospective : 10 years of design”

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2005

Designers’ Weekend 2005 : Charlotte Rigo finishes the last two floors of the Uccle building and installs kitchen and bathroom collections in a loft-like setting.

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2006

VITRAPOINT (February 2006) :
new on the Sablon, VITRAPOINT BRUSSELS, exclusively with the Vitra brand.

VITRAPOINT :
Supply Vitra furniture for the renovated Atomium.

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Vitra Chairman, Rolf Feldbaum, pays a visit.

Sponsor two Belgian students to take part in the 9th Edition of the Renault 4L Trophy (Brussels-Paris-Fes).

DESIGNERS WEEKEND 09/2006 :
Charlotte Rigo organises a special exhibition of  20th Century design classics edited today by Classicon, Fritz Hansen, Knoll and Vitra.

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2007

THINK PINK !Special event to launch Clicquot Loveseat designed by Karim Rashid.

DESIGNERS’ WEEKEND 2007
The avenue Louise showroom is completely refurbished to house the new Ligne Roset collection.

DESIGN SEPTEMBER
Eames Centenary Exhibition at Vitrapoint. From September 9 until September 30

 

2008

ROMANTIC COOL !
Special event to launch Veuve Clicquot Globalight designed by Karim Rashid

PHILIPPE STARCK – PRIVE COLLECTION
Overstepping the divisions between living and sleeping areas, between the intimacy of home and public spaces, Starck has designed a collection which is both elegant and versatile.

2009

Designers Weekend 2009

Expo Pascale Luyten

Homage to Pierre Paulin

2010

Belgian Senator Armand De Decker attributes the « Label Ucclois » (Uccle Label) to Dominique Rigo. The award honours Uccle commerces for the quality of their commerce, their products and their service.

AUTHENTIC COLOUR EXPO
Hommage to Le Corbusier & Charlotte Perriand in collaboration with Cassina.

2011

3 NOVEMBER 2011
Official opening of Cassina flagship store in the heart of Quartier Louise, Brussels.

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4 DECEMBER 2011
Re-opening of Vitrapoint Brussels in larger premises in uptown Brussels.

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2012

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Charlotte Perriand’s famous alpine shelter – “Refuge Tonneau” – put on display at Cassina flagship store.

Italian designer, Piero Lissoni, holds a conference in association with the le Vif/ l’Express magazine.

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26 JUNE 2012
Giulio Cappellini, Matteo. Negri and Sylvain. Willenz launch the Cappellini area at the Cassina flagship store.

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18 OCTOBER 2012
Official opening of Poltrona Frau’s first flagship store in the Benelux on Brussels’ Grand Sablon.

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SEPTEMBER 2014

To mark the 40th anniversary of the opening our first Dominique Rigo showroom, we are launching a unique three-month “pop-up” store to showcase re-editions of design classics created prior to 1974.

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Wedding list

Register your wedding list at Dominique Rigo and receive professional advice to create the interior of your dreams! Choose from a wide choice of objects and designer furniture from among all of Dominique Rigo’s selection : a Nomon clock, a Cassina bedroom, a Vitra elephant….
Dominique Rigo proposes a wide choice of objects and designer furniture to create your perfect newlyweds’ love nest!

For a personal service, please contact: info@dominiquerigo.be

Design and Planning

Dominique Rigo offers a free and comprehensive design service: drawing up professional plans to find the best solutions for home or office projects.

Contracts

The company works on a regular basis with leading architects and designers to furnish a variety of prestigious residential and commercial developments, be they in Brussels or further afield.

After Sales Service

The company handles repairs, spare part orders, alterations and modifications (incl.re-upholstery) for furniture bought from the company.

We export our expertise worldwide.

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