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"Two circles and a tube: that’s all there is to it."
For the round table S, Muller Van Severen designed a basic object that excels in details and finishing. There are no visible traces of welding and the table top consists of solid aluminum, adding a robustness to this piece of furniture.
In contrast to the minimalist form, the table top is lacquered with a hammered coating. "That is an old technique used for mainly industrial tools and machines." Fien explains. "It covers the imperfections. We’re actually quite old fashioned." (laughs) "No really, we often try to implement traditional techniques in our new design." The hammerpaint coating gives the table top a rusty texture.
To further balance the aesthetic, Muller Van Severen decided to offer this table in just three versions; manually grinded aluminum protected with beeswax or two muted colors, hammerpaint blue and hammerpaint green. All suited for both indoor and outdoor use.
Too serious? Not at all. The vibrance and the playfulness of the surrounding alu chairs evens it out.
- Muller Van Severen, Belgium (2015)
- Aluminium with hammered finish
- Height 74cm / 29"
- Diameter 65.5cm / 25.8"
- Weight 24kg / 53lbs
Muller van Severen
Muller Van Severen was founded in the early Spring of 2011. With both Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen being artists, it’s natural that the collection sits somewhere between design and art. The couple has been on an inspired quest for sculpturally interesting furniture objects, always including the space around it, and characterized by a careful research into their shared passion for art, architecture and materials. At the same time Muller Van Severen’s designs appear to be created almost intuitively and with total effortlessness. It looks as if the designers draw with crayons in space.
Valerie Objects is an Antwerp-based design label initiated by Axel van den Bossche (CEO of Serax) and art director Veerle Wenes (owner of the Valerie Traan gallery, Antwerp), combining their professional and personal tastes for all things good and beautiful.
Although valerie_objects has outgrown its life as a side-project and has become a young but mature global design platform, the philosophy remains the same: presenting everyday tools and objects that have a unique appearance.
Valerie Objects understands the designer’s drive to develop a durable signature style, as well as the consumer’s desire to connect with a patiently selected object. the label stands for unique yet accessible creations, designed for daily use. many owners develop a special relationship with their chosen object; they get more attached to it as it becomes part of their personal story.