A multi-faceted furnishing piece, incorporation shelving, table surface and integrated seating. This multifunction is something that the designers' have become associated with, incorporating these concepts into many of their pieces. Different design functionalities are combined and juxtaposed in one object.


Writing desk is part of the Future Primitives series that Muller Van Severen present in 2012 at Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. Due to the rotated shelves, ‘writing desk’ almost looks like a staircase at first glance. Just like every object of the Future Primitives series, it questions the way we position ourselves while taking a seat. In this case, right into one’s book shelf. This object is made out of tube steel bars and polyethylene shelves.


The frame comes in bare, unfinished steel with polyethylene shelves.


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: 192 cm / 75.6 in 

D: 100 cm / 39.37 in

W: 150 cm / 59.06 in



Unlacquered Bare 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.


Dispatched in 9-14 weeks.

This is a made-to-order item.

Design by Muller Van Severen