Maarten Van Severen studied architecture at Ghent art school and in 1986 began manufacturing furniture. In 1989 he produced his first wooden table; long, slim and pure in form. In 1990 he turned his attention to chairs. His work, hand produced in his workshop in Ghent Belgium, reflects his quest for perfection in form, detail and fabrication. Maarten works in a variety of different materials: aluminium and ply to Bakelite and polyester.
Van Severen is also frequently commissioned as a decorator and furniture designer for private residence projects, teamed with Rem Koolhaas. Since 1997 he has been involved in industrial productions for Target Lighting (U-Line lamp), Obumex (kitchen), Vitra (chair n°03), Edra (Blue Bench) ,BULO (Schraag).
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