Selected by WBDM for its international events
The visual artists Fien Muller (1978) and Hannes Van Severen (1979) started off their careers as a design duo at the Valérie Traan Gallery in Antwerp three years ago. At first, one might viewed their work as a line created by two artists wavering between art and design. However, it was not long before it was perceived quite differently. Their joint furniture project was rapidly adopted in international circles and at the 2012 Design Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk, they were invited as international guests. Their sculptures and furniture have appeared in some of the most important museums and galleries of London, Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen and will soon be exhibited in Paris and New York. Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen always retain a keen focus on the visual and sculptural qualities of their objects. It’s simply second nature to them. As a result their furniture has additional dimensions and spatial qualities among others. The most important advantage they offer is the poetry that exudes from their projects. The perfect match between the functional innovation and the added value of design.