Muller Van Severen: ALLTUBES

Muller Van Severen is a Belgian design studio founded by Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen in the Spring of 2011. The couple creates sculpturally interesting furniture objects, always including the space around them, and characterised by a careful research led by their shared passion for art, architecture and materials.

Furniture images by Fien Muller & portrait by Mirjam Devriendt.

ALLTUBES is a new series of objects consisting of the repetition of round aluminium tubes. The collection includes several cabinets, a sofa and a chair, and forms a family with the same genes but different characters.

Through the rhythm and repetition of the round shape, the objects are stripped of their severity. This also creates the wavy effect and gives the surface the opportunity to play with the light. By bringing together the same element each time, surfaces are created and the whole literally and figuratively gets a strength.

There are no hinges, rivets or door openings visible, they dissolve or visually disappear in the circuits of the round profiles. This makes the cabinets more like volumes, a kind of mysterious plinths, stripped of front, back or side. Only by extending the four tubes do these volumes come off the ground, and the tubes become legs or supports that illuminate the whole. They become free-standing objects in the space, characters in a setting.

ALLTUBES will be presented at:

Collectible Design Fair Brussels I 5-8 March
Valerie Traan Antwerp I 12 – 29 March
‘Design ! Muller Van Severen at Villa Cavrois’ I 17 March – 18 October

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