By opening Spazio Nobile in 2016 in the very lively and cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Place Brugmann in Brussels, art historians Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating an erudite dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. With no boundaries between disciplines, the visual arts interact with the fine arts. Commissioning a collection of unique pieces, limited editions and installations both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensitivity to everything related to nature and minerality, each year the gallery organises five exhibitions and several events in art and heritage venues (Maison Louis Carré, Yvelines, France, arch. Alvar Aalto; Ancienne Nonciature, Grand Sablon, Lempertz (former galerie Leroy Frères), Brussels, etc), including Spazio Nobile At Home in their villa in Tervuren.
Spazio Nobile also takes part in Belgian and international fairs such as Art Brussels, Luxembourg Art Week, Art on Paper, Collectible Design Fair, PAD Paris and PAD London, Design Miami / Basel, Unique Design Shanghai, etc. The gallery represents around 30 emerging and renowned artists and designers on an international scale, while promoting high-end craftsmanship and the cultures of East and West. Spazio Nobile also curates “TLmag_True Living of Art & Design”, established by Lise Coirier in 2008; through this bi-annual art and design magazine, available in print and online, the gallery shares its selection and its artistic and cultural commitment to collectible art and design. Spazio Nobile has received the «Homo Faber» label of excellence, and continues exploring its “Glass is Tomorrow” international project. In 2020, Spazio Nobile Gallery opened Spazio Nobile Studiolo, a permanent exhibition space located across from the main gallery which is located at the ‘bel étage’ of a 1920s house. The Studiolo was the Italian renaissance ancestor of the cabinet of curiosities. Simultaneously intimate, educational, symbolic and allegorical, it is open to the public, creating an environment that encourages discovery, and shaped a taste and appreciation for the arts. Its thematic window display can be unexpected, and provides illumination into Spazio Nobile through its curated exhibitions. Spazio Nobile also has a window display in the heart of the Sablon - Brussels Arts District, in the atelier of artist Bela Silva, across from Brussels’ Baroque Minimes Church.