Maarten Van Severen

Belgian designer Maarten Van Severen (1956-2005), the son of abstract painter Dan Van Severen, studied architecture at the Saint-Lucas Institute in Ghent. Around 1985 he set up his own workshop for furniture and interiors. Most of the pieces of furniture he designed thereafter (between 1988 and 1995) were in production with the Dutch firm Lensvelt. Maarten Van Severen also designed interiors in France for the Villa Dall’Ava (1991) in Saint-Cloud and the Lemoine House (1999) in Floirac commissioned by the Dutch Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) of Rem Koolhaas. He collaborated intensively with the Swiss firm Vitra, that produces his chair .03 since 1998 and also Kartell, Edra and Bulo. He also designed the outside furniture in Pont du Gard in France (1999). His last big projects were the public spaces of the Van Abbemuseum (2001) in Eindhoven (NL) and the kitchen pavilion for the Boxy brothers (2005) in Deurle (Belgium). Now his streamlined and minimalist work takes part of permanent collections in prestigious worldwide institutions such as the MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  

Solo shows:
Maarten Van Severen 42 | Maarten van Severen
 
Maarten Van Severen 15 | Maarten Van Severen
 
Group shows:
Maarten Van Severen 100 I
 
Maarten Van Severen Design Miami / Basel
 
Maarten Van Severen 80 | « convergences » - PARIS
 
Maarten Van Severen 69 | Tandem
 
Maarten Van Severen 65 | matières à réflexion
 
Maarten Van Severen 63 I
 
Maarten Van Severen 58 | 10 printemps en automne
 
Maarten Van Severen 46 | zero compromise
 
Maarten Van Severen 23 | Les designers de la galerie
 
Maarten Van Severen 20 | “Métal”
 
Maarten Van Severen 16 | Sit Down 1950-2001
 
Publications:
Maarten Van Severen Z 2012 - The Complete Designers' Lights, (1950-1990)
 
Maarten Van Severen Z 2009 - Aujourd'hui plus qu'hier et moins que demain - 59 designers réunis par la passion
 
Maarten Van Severen 2005 - Maarten Van Severen: Work
 
Maarten Van Severen 2000 - Maarten Van Severen