Founded in 2011, Muller Van Severen
is the moniker of husband-and-wife team
Hannes Van Severen and Fien Muller.
He is a sculptor and she is a visual
artist, together they create minimalist
and material-driven “landscapes for
living” with an original use of colors
Day Bed, photo by Casper Sejersen
5 words defining the work of
Muller van Severen
Honest, timeless, poetic, artsy
and design oriented.
Chair 2, 2015, photo by Fien Muller
What are you working on currently?
We have a solo show coming up at
Galerie Kreo in Paris and a group show
during Salone Del Mobile in Milan,
in April 2016. We are also developing
some new products for Valerie Objects
and Hermes’ Petit H.
What’s the most important thing
to keep in mind when starting
a new project?
It’s necessary to stay curious and let
yourself be surprised by the progress
of the project itself.
Long low round table, photo by Frederik Vercruysse
What is you favorite project
It’s like asking a mother to choose
between her children, it’s really
hard to say! Anyway I can maybe
mention our exhibition at Matter
New York last spring.
Installation S at Matter, New York
Who are your favorite designers?
Le Corbusier, Willy Van Der Meeren,
Charlotte Perriand and Maarten
Corbusierhaus in Berlin by Le Corbusier
Where would we find you on a
typical Saturday morning?
In bed with my family!
What is something you truly
treasure in your home?
I enjoy the paintings and the
drawings made by our family members
and our prototypes decorating
the whole place.
Hannes Van Severen in his atelier, photo by Frederik Vercruysse
What’s the first song you ever
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean.
3 pieces desk, photo by Frederik Vercruysse
What are your favorite
design stores in Belgium?
Graanmarkt 13 and
Valerie Traan in Antwerpen.
MVS first book’s cover
Are there any upcoming events that
are a must�-see for you?
I would like to visit the exhibition of
the visual artist Ann Veronica Janssens
at SMAK in Ghent.
Cutlery created for Valerie_Objects, 2015
Is there anything in particular you
would like us to mention?
I’d like to quote Charles Eames:
take your pleasure seriously!
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