The Muller Van Severen exhibit art & functionality
Back in 2017, Belgian duo Muller Van Severen built one of the year's highlights with the Landscapes for Living show at Agora Biennale de Bordeaux.
The space was the perfect atmosphere to exhibit the pair's collection of tradition-defying furniture, amid the contradicting classic design of Villa Cavrois, built in 1932 by French architect Robert Mallet Stevens.
And that was just one of many eye-catching & thought-provoking contradictions of the event. The selected pieces of the show defined what it means for design to contain multitudes. Described by the duo themselves, their work is characterized by "a unique tension between austerity and extravagance, lightness and severity, delicacy and solidity." Not to mention rich leather transformed by fascinating experimentations of color and proportion.
One piece in particular caught our eye, tho. The accurately titled Duo Seat + Lamp is unlike any piece you'll find at your average furniture store.
Built with sturdy tan leather that hangs lightly in a hammock form, the piece makes a statement without even trying to and invites you to grab someone's hand and come and rest awhile under the glow of the attached lamp.
If that got you in a lounging mood, get comfy & join us for more design inspo here.