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Top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts from Belgium

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The Belgian website for Expats in Brussels has made a Top 5 Valentine's Day gifts from Belgium… and our Ball Lamp designed by Big Game is one of their favorites!

Top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts from Belgium

Whether you like it or not, it’s all about love on February 14. And even though your partner might have said they don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day, chances are they’re expecting a little something anyway. Here are a few Belgian suggestions for a lovey-dovey gift.

Did you know that bakelite, the early plastic, was a Belgian invention? It was developed in 1907 by Leo Baekeland. Gradually, bakelite was replaced by new materials, but Belgian brand Tawama is planning a revival. (Tamawa means ‘sphere on a ring’ in Japanese). The key element in all their creations is the bakelite sphere, which they’ve given bright colours and used to decorate rings, cufflinks and much more.

One of their great pieces is the red champagne stopper, a shiny and pretty bakelite sphere that keeps all the lovely bubbles in the bottle. Or how about this lamp? It would look good on most bedside tables and light up many amorous nights… or keep you company while reading a romantic novel.

€248. Available from Smets (www.smets.lu/en/stores/brussels)

See website for other stockists; www.tamawa.be 

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