Their body of work possesses a consistent aesthetic that is shared by both parts of this artistic collaboration, with pieces that are an assemblage of things they feel and do.
Installation S is a key piece for Fien and Hannes, combining lounge chair, desk, shelving and revolving lamp, it incorporates most of the elements used throughout their 'furniture project' in one cohesive piece.
The frame is plain welded steel with a slung seat in a thick natural hide, which will attain a patina and darken over time. The shelves are made of thick polyethylene, chopping board material in 'health and safety' colours.
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...