MULLER VAN SEVEREN TRAVELS at the FONDATION CAB

The Fondation CAB in Saint-Paul-de-Vence is hosting an exhibition of Muller Van Severen, the Belgian design duo consisting of Fien Muller (born 1978, Lokeren) and Hannes Van Severen (born 1979, Ghent), known for the sculptural interest in their furniture pieces. In addition to showcasing a selection of their work from the past 12 years, Muller Van Severen adds an extra dimension to the experience through literal close-ups (thanks to the duo of photographers Scheltens and Abbenes) and background details, displaying objects such as prototypes, drawings, materials, and more.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MAEGHT FOUNDATION

Alongside the Maeght Foundation, the result of this new exhibitions is a unique and exclusive insight into one of Europe’s most iconic design studios. Muller Van Severen walks the line between art and design, creating furniture pieces that are sculpturally intriguing, interacting with the spaces they inhabit, and distinguished by meticulous exploration of art, architecture, and materials.Their versatile, colorful, and sculptural furniture pieces are crafted from carefully chosen materials. Leather, brass, polyethylene, steel, marble, and enamel often serve as the starting point for their creative process.Although research and craftsmanship are essential to the Muller Van Severen duo, their pieces often appear simple and spontaneous, as if the designers were sketching with chalk in space.Halfway between furniture, installations, and works of art, their pieces exhibit such sensitivity to architectural spaces that they are ideally suited for display in the 1950s building of the Fondation CAB in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, entirely renovated by the French architect and interior decorator Charles Zana.

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