A multi-faceted furnishing piece, incorporation shelving, table surface, seating and lighting. This multifunction is something that the designers' have become associated with, incorporating these concepts into many of their pieces.


The object depicts the romantic side of living in a small place. A person sits down and reads a book while his companion is writing on a desk that is placed close by. Books can lay on shelves just above your head and the light of one single lamp is shared. 'There's a lot of furniture but a lot of transparency at the same time'.


Installation S was part of the Future Primitives series that Muller Van Severen present in 2012 at Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. The title of the exhibition inspired Muller Van Severen to think of how people would live in the years to come – probably in smaller spaces. Different design functionalities are combined and juxtaposed in one object. 


Pictured in the third image with Chair #2.


Frame Finishes

Bare unlacquered steel

White lacquered steel



Surface Finishes

Polyethylene surfaces come in multi coloured finishes, available in the following combinations:


Finish Option #1

Green Table Surface

1 x Yellow, 1 x Blue, 1 x Red Shelf


Finish Option #2

Green Table Surface

1 x Yellow, 1 x Pink, 1 x Blue Shelf


Finish Option #3

Green Table Surface

2 x Blue, 1 x Pink Shelf


The seat is made of natural leather.


Muller Van Severen's 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 the materials speak for themselves, without concealing anything. The objects reflect their deep appreciation of the materials they use to create them. 


The designers work with a variety of carefully selected materials, each of which has its own unique qualities. The techniques they use to craft thier objects, the way materials age over time, and the and the tactile experience they provide are all deliberate choices. Please carefully read the materials and care instructions.



H: 180 cm / 70.87 in 

D: 80 cm / 31.5 in

W: 121 cm / 47.64 in



Unlacquered Bare Steel Frame

Lacquered White Steel Frame 

Brass Frame

Lacquered steel frame

Polyethylene surface: Polyethylene scratches easily and may already bear a few scratches when delivered. This is a deliberate choice by the design team that chose the materials to manufacture their piece in. This enhances the tactile interaction between object and user over time. Important to know: it’s a not scratch-resistant material and may have little imperfections when delivered. Never place hot pots or pans directly on the surface; always use a trivet or table mat for protection. The surface can be cleaned with mild soap and a soft cloth. Exposure to sunlight can cause discolouration.

Natural Leather Seat


Dispatched in 9-14 weeks.

This is a made-to-order item.

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