"Everything for you, Pergo" - Inspirational evening with artist Jan De Cock

17 December 2014

On the 28th of November, Jan De Cock and Pergo had the honour to welcome no less than 300 architects in the visual artist's private workshop in Anderlecht. It was an inspiring evening- in true pop-up style- during which Jan repeated his exhibition Everything for you, Wielsbeke, under the watchful eye of the Minister of Culture Sven Gatz.

No less than 300 Belgian architects made the trip to Jan's workshop on Friday evening. The old paper production unit accomodates nowadays the students of the Sint-Lukas School of Arts, but will very soon become the Brussels Art Institute or BAI. Both Sven Gatz, Minister of Culture, and Paul Corthouts, chairman of Sint-Lukas, were full of praise. “A brilliant initiative where craftsmanship and art go hand in hand”, they said.

Pergo and art, a perfect picture

It became soon clear that the expertise and the craftsmanship of Pergo also had their fair share in this unique setting. Everything for you, Wielsbeke- a unique collection of Jan De Cock' installations- greatly exceeded everyone's expectations. A surprising mix of found objects and durable Pergo-materials that managed to surprise the leading Belgian architects over and over again.

While the culinary delights of Pistolet Original were passed on on exclusive Pergo trays, Paul De Cock (President of UNILIN)put the longstanding collaboration between UNILIN and Jan De Cock in the spotlights.  

“Our numerous designs and structures offer Jan an excellent pallet”, says Paul. “As a wall covering, a sculpture, part of an installation: even in the most incredible designs, Pergo knows how to truly and accurately communicate the message of the artist. ”

even in the most incredible designs, the versatile Pergo designs know how to truly and accurately communicate the message of the artist.


The icing on the cake was the musical ending with the Flemish singer-songwriter Daan. With songs like ‘Swedish Designer Drugs’ – Pergo has Swedish roots – and ‘Icon’ – as the inventor of laminate flooring, Pergo is and will always be an iconic brand in the sector – he delivered the perfect soundtrack to a stimulating evening.