Future Primitives*by Muller Van Severen | Best Design Projects

Future Primitives*by Muller Van Severen

The collection includes shelving units in various heights and configurations, some with seats draped like deckchairs inserted into their frames, as well as standing and hanging lamps and separate chairs and loungers. Soft leather seats hang between the colourful plastic shelves of this furniture by Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen presented at the Interieur design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium, last week.

 

 

Responding to the theme of Future Primitives set by Interieur, the designers began with what they saw as primitive forms and basic material, and updated them for the future by combining different functions. The resulting objects are intended to be “timeless”, they said.

 

Responding to the theme of Future Primitives set by Interieur, the designers began with what they saw as primitive forms and basic material, and updated them for the future by combining different functions. The resulting objects are intended to be “timeless”, they said..

 

 

 

The designers selected materials they felt were strong and simple, such as tubular steel and leather. “We chose the materials because we think they are very pure,” designer Fien Muller told Dezeen. “The leather is very natural [and] also the steel tubes are not painted because we like the light in it. When you paint it that’s gone.” The shelves are made from polyethylene plates used in the catering industry for food hygiene purposes. “All the colours are made for one food, for example yellow is for poultry, blue is for fish, green is for vegetables,” said Muller. “We used all the colours you can have of that material, but it’s again the combination of the colours that makes it special,” she added. Photographs are by Frederik Vercruysse.

 

http://www.dezeen.com/2012/11/02/future-primitives-furniture-by-muller-van-severen/

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