Muller Van Severen: Dialogue. Works 2011-21
Jan Boelen (Ed.)
Walther König, 2021
A decade of colorful furniture, lighting and objects from the Belgian design duo
Belgian design duo Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen have worked together since 2011, drawing inspiration from their respective family roots to create an innovative and minimalistic modern furniture collection. The pair’s use of simple industrial materials in combination with a rich color palette has created an influential body of work. The duo has achieved significant commercial fame in recent years with major brand collaborations from Hermès to Airbnb, as well as accessibly priced capsule collections of design objects with stores such as Hay and Matter NYC.
Through conversations and visual references, this publication unveils the origins and complexities of, and the references embedded in, the DNA of Muller Van Severen’s work. Curator Jan Boelen explores the designers’ universe through interviews with them, alongside curator and critic Beatrice Galilee, and architects Arno Brandlhuber and Sam Chermayeff. Photography by Fred Muller, Frederik Vercruysse.