The vibrant colours of a synthetic material create a contrast with tight form in the Cabinet PE from Muller Van Severen
Structurally, the Cabinet PE is a simple piece of storage. The element of surprise comes from the combination of colour, material, and particularly its prevalence. Open units allow the story of its objects to be told, hinting at the design influence of Muller Van Severen's own daily lives.
In its singular materiality, the cabinet can be seen as a small component of a bigger picture, and becoming part of your own 'landscape for living'. Made entirely in polyethylene, Cabinet PE is constructed by hand in Muller Van Severen's Ghent studio.
The distinction between art and design narrows when the intention of the creators is not to produce one or the other, but to just create and live. This was very much the case with Muller Van Severen's first collection.
Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen are the couple behind the moniker. Two Belgian visual artists whose collaborative furniture project began as an experiment for Antwerp based Valerie Traan gallery. Their unique approach to furniture as 'landscapes for living' garnered...