ミュラー・ヴァン・セーヴェレンに、アトリエで話を聞いている動画「Furniture for Life」です。制作はルイジアナ美術館。
We had the pleasure of visiting the acclaimed Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen in their home and greenhouse-turned-studio in Ghent. In the video, the two designers present and talk about their material-driven, playful designs, and share the thoughts behind.
Van Severen and Muller talk about how they collaborate and the contemplations that go into their choice of materials – and colours: “It’s not something we do as an addition to the design. For us, it’s like a material. We don’t play with it afterwards. It’s there from the beginning.” Changing the colour of an object, they feel, changes it completely, which reflects their way of thinking about design: “We just try to make – with the same objects – as many combinations as possible. We want to try different things in one object.” Architecture and space are also essential to them, and when they design an object, they are always very aware of the floor, the walls and the ceiling: “It’s important for us to also grab the room behind it, and to see it through the furniture.” Finally, the couple emphasize the importance they place on designing things that last a long time: “We want to make tables or furniture that are for life.”