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With its humming wings, it buzzes by and gently settles on the palm of your hand. Only a few seconds before it stretched its wings again and took off, were the start of a lifelong fascination for me as a six-year-old boy.
The Beetle Stool is an ode to the wondrous creature that drew me deeper into nature.
From a combination of material experiments and the need for a multifunctional stool for personal use, in 2017 I designed a stool with subtle details of a beetle.
Especially for 'Please Have A Seat' I redesigned it and breathed new life into it.
Three legs and a seat were separately taken from a stainless steel plate, after which they were folded, welded and hand polished. Finally, they were heat-treated to extract the colour from the material. These polished colours, which are the colours of the material itself, make me dream back to the time when I was a six-year-old boy with a beetle on my hand.
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I. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Please have a seat is an organisation of Biennale Interieur BV which is the controller for the processing of your personal data. Biennale Interieur BV is a private company governed by Belgian law, with its registered office at Groeningestraat 37 8500 Kortrijk and registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under number 0409864392 (“Biennale BV” or “we”).
II. WHAT DATA DO WE PROCESS?
We process your e-mail address as well as any other personal data that can be deduced from your e-mail address if you provide us with your e-mail address yourself after scanning a QR code on Please have a seat.
III. WHY DO WE PROCESS YOUR DATA?
We transfer your personal data to the exhibitors of your choice to enable them to contact you about the products you are interested in and send you commercial messages. When you scan the QR code of an exhibitor of your choice, you indicate that you wish to be kept informed of the activities of that exhibitor. The exhibitors use these data to inform you about matters which could be of interest to you.
The processing of these data is based on your consent. You are free to choose to provide us with your personal data for this purpose, and you may withdraw your consent at any time (cf. Question VII).
IV. WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Except for the transfer of your personal data to the exhibitors of your choice, Biennale BV does not transfer any personal data to third parties or engage third parties (processors) to carry out certain (processing) activities.
V. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
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For example, your personal data transferred for the purpose of enabling the exhibitors to contact you will only be stored until the time that Biennale BV has provided the personal data to the exhibitors after the end of the event.
VI. DO WE TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA?
Biennale BV does not process your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
VII. HOW CAN YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS?
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You can direct your dated and signed request based on the above rights to [email protected] or by mail to the above address. Biennale BV cannot handle your request without proof of your identity. Please note that applicable legislation may impose conditions on the exercise of the above rights.
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