Muller Van Severen
Belgian design studio Muller Van Severen was founded in the early Spring of 2011 by artists Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. Their collection sits somewhere between design and art. The couple has been on an inspired quest for sculpturally interesting furniture objects, always including the space around it, and characterized by a careful research into their shared passion for art, architecture and materials.
Muller Van Severen is considered to be one of the most image-defining European design teams of today. Their creations are globally identified in both private homes and public spaces, as well as regular gallery showings across the globe. All of Muller Van Severens' pieces are handmade by small-scale fabricators and skilled artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.
The pairs' love of materials is the starting point for many of their designs. They continually search for new ways to showcase the natural beauty of the materials and strive to let them speak for themselves, without concealing anything. The objects reflect their deep appreciation of the materials they use to create them. The techniques they use to craft their objects, the way materials age over time, and the tactile experience they provide are all deliberate choices.