A film explores his ideas and motives and is projected onto a large screen in a separate seating area of the museum.
Locations: Design Museum Gent, dec. 2004 - febr. 2005; Storefront Gallery New York, mei-juni 2005;
MARTa Herford, sept. - oct. 2005; Dutch Design Center Utrecht, oct. 2005 - jan. 2006
The work of Maarten Van Severen exudes simplicity and has a powerful aura. This is furniture that is not only aesthetic, but also comfortable to sit in, lie on, and use.
His goal is that a piece of furniture has to look ‘as if it has always been there.’ In addition to furniture, he also collaborates with architects like Rem Koolhaas and Xaveer De Geyther to make light-hearted interiors. Maarten Van Severen is an important designer internationally. His designs are produced by important manufacturers like Edra, Vitra, Bulo, and others, and are sold worldwide.