MULLER VAN SEVEREN
Bookshelf model “Writing Desk”
Manufactured by Muller Van Severen
Unlacquered steel frame and polyethylene shelves
150 cm x 100cm x 192h cm
59 in x 39,37 in x 75,5h in
Our objects reflect our deep appreciation of the materials we use to create them. When it comes to colour, we prefer to use integrally coloured materials, in which the colour penetrates to the very core of the object. Our paints are applied in textured layers, lending the designs a natural radiance.
Visual artists Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen make their debut as designer duo Muller Van Severen in 2011. The duo explores the boundaries between art and design in a contemporary and innovative way and adopts an inventive, imaginative approach to functionality. They are constantly looking for new ways to make furniture more interesting from a sculptural point of view, without losing track of its functionality. They succeed wonderfully in adding a very personal, fresh new touch to major historical art and design movements.
Their oeuvre is characterised by an exciting tension between austerity and extravagance, lightness and heaviness, severity and playfulness, delicacy and sturdiness. Their fascination for materials, their sense of colour and proportions, their affinity with architectural space and their focus on the sculptural form all help create a fascinating universe. They eagerly follow their own path and experiment with new ways of using furniture, averse to fashions and trends, thus designing uniquefunctional landscapes for living, permeated by poetry, imagination and aesthetics