Monday, March 8, 2010


Belgian minimalist “Maarten van Severen (1956 – 2005) was a designer par excellence. A white-haired bear of a man hailing from Ghent and always walking with a cowboy roll, cigarette in hand, he trod his own line in his own way. Some regard his furniture as an acquired taste. To others, it is mould-breaking, a revelation of simplicity that, to the uninitiated eye, belies the integrity, precision and perfection that goes into it.” He designed his first furniture pieces in 1986 and in the years following established an independent workshop, where he pursued the limited, semi-industrial production of his own furniture designs for companies including Light, Obumex, Vitra, BULO, Kartell and Pastoe.

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images: (click on images to enlarge)
Leather Lounge 04 for Pastoe (top)
Kast Storage fro Vitra (2nd)
Schraag table for BULO (3rd)
.04 office chair for Vitra (4th)
U-Line ST11 for Light (bottom)

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