- Muller Van Severen -

Muller Van Severen

Belgium — b. 1978/1979

Available Works

Bended Mirror #2 - Muller Van Severen - Mirror - Galerie kreo

Muller Van Severen

Bended Mirror #3 - Muller Van Severen - Mirror - Galerie kreo

Muller Van Severen

Ladder - Muller Van Severen - Miscellaneous - Galerie kreo

Muller Van Severen

Ladder - Muller Van Severen - Miscellaneous - Galerie kreo

Muller Van Severen

Biography

Photographer Fien Muller (1978) and sculptor Hannes Van Severen (1979) did not make their debut as designer duo until 2011. However, what they realised in that short period of time makes their current strong position unique. Their first collection of furniture immediately met with great approval. Domestic and foreign design experts reacted surprised and their furniture installations were applauded by the international specialist press. They won prestigious awards and their work was exhibited in renowned galleries and museums in Belgium, London, Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen, New York and Paris. Including a group show at the Galerie kreo « contrast control » in 2014...

Photographer Fien Muller (1978) and sculptor Hannes Van Severen (1979) did not make their debut as designer duo until 2011. However, what they realised in that short period of time makes their current strong position unique. Their first collection of furniture immediately met with great approval. Domestic and foreign design experts reacted surprised and their furniture installations were applauded by the international specialist press. They won prestigious awards and their work was exhibited in renowned galleries and museums in Belgium, London, Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen, New York and Paris. Including a group show at the Galerie kreo « contrast control » in 2014.

The extremely positive response to their oeuvre is no doubt owing to its intrinsic qualities. The duo Muller van Severen explores the boundaries between art and design in a contemporary and innovative way and adopts an inventive, imaginative approach to functionality. Both designers 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 design method has an intuitive, spontaneous, authentic and sincere feel about it. The liveliness and directness of their work appeals to both trade specialists and the regular public.

Their work 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 color 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 unique functional landscapes for living, permeated by poetry, imagination and aesthetics.

Photo credits: © Mirjam Devriendt

Group Shows

Muller Van Severen - step by step
Group Show

September 16 - November 05, 2022

Muller Van Severen - @home new chapter
Group Show

March 23 - May 08, 2021

Muller Van Severen - @home
Group Show

December 12, 2020 - March 22, 2021

Muller Van Severen - TEFAF Maastricht 2019
Fair

March 16 - March 24, 2019

Muller Van Severen - PAD Paris 2017
Fair

March 22 - March 26, 2017

Muller Van Severen - TEFAF Maastricht 2017
Fair

March 09 - March 19, 2017

Muller Van Severen - silvershadow
Group Show

February 01 - March 18, 2017

Muller Van Severen - One piece a day
Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

Muller Van Severen - Design Miami / Basel 2016
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2016

Muller Van Severen - contrast control
Group Show

September 06 - October 31, 2014

Publications

Image

Le laboratoire du design contemporain

kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

Bended Mirror #3 by Maxime Pouillot

In Maxime Pouillot’s third and last animation, Muller van Severen’s 'bended mirror' skips in circular motions like a shiny humanoid and then stops — rising out of sight to produce a shower of confetti. This playful animation bringing life to the Belgian designers’ curved object coincides with the celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.