Fien Muller & Hannes Van Severen
Photographer Fien Muller (1978) and sculptor Hannes Van Severen (1979) made their debut as a design duo at Gallery Valerie Traan in Antwerp 2011. What might at first have been construed as a pleasant escapade of two visuals artists to a border zone between art and design, soon got another scope. Their joint furniture project was almost immediately picked up internationally and they were selected as international guests at the Interieur Design Biennale in Kortrijk in 2012. They were nominated for prestigious international awards, including the Design of the Year 2013 award at the Design Museum in London and the Wallpaper Magazine Designer of the Year award 2014. Their furniture sculptures have travelled to leading galleries and museums in London, Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen and have also been shown in Paris and New York.