‘Interieur’ Kortrijk with a stand designed by Maarten Van Severen

1994

We asked Maarten Van Severen to design a library for us in a stand measuring 4 × 7 m.
He came up with a marvellous design consisting of aluminium honeycomb panels, like the ones used in aircraft construction. It was his first prototype for a library and unfortunately not 100% successful, as the shelves proved unable to take the weight of the books. The furniture was assembled and welded by Maarten and his assistant Willim Phlips.

Maarten showed other furniture elsewhere at the fair and it was during this ‘Interieur’ that Maarten was ‘discovered’ by the Swiss manufacturer ‘Vitra’ which went on to produce his designs.

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