In autumn 2010, Design Vlaanderen organizes the 6th Design Triennial. The current edition focuses on the social importance of design in Belgium and investigates how design, via its impact on the basic needs of human beings, influences our ways of life. 100 designs by various Belgian designers and design studios are selected, based on 10 essential values that refer to our basic needs: emotion, environmental awareness, efficiency, simplicity/ease of use, intimacy, game, mobility, security, tradition and living together. The book Belgium is Design. Design for Mankind, published on the occasion of this 6th Triennial, brings a selection of essays on the central theme, as well as a beautiful reproduction of the 100 selected designs.