After Raphaël Navot in January, the Muller Van Severen studio, composed of Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen, was named designer of the year for the September edition of Maison&Objet.
Studio founded in 2011, Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen came from a photography and sculpture background, respectively, before moving into design. Based in Ghent, the Belgian duo Muller Van Severen has broken free from their two original creative fields to invest in the vast territory of design, with the desire to shake up the codes and customs of interior furniture.
Pieces combining color and avant-garde
Through a stylistic language based on the juxtaposition of materials and colors in an astonishing formal purity, the duo quickly stood out as a key figure in contemporary design. Their often avant-garde pieces anticipate both trends and societal changes.
Future Primitive Collection
To honor them, the next edition of Maison&Objet, which will be held from September 7 to 11, will trace the duo’s twelve years of creation through a colorful exhibition, imagined as a reflection of their creative territory and which will bring together pieces from their iconic series such as Future Primitive, Wire or Alltubes. It was also an opportunity to present new productions and commissions, such as a series of vases for Bitossi, a carpet designed for the leading furniture textile company Kvadrat, and a floor lamp developed for valerie_objects.