FRAGMENTS_ Collectible 2019

Collectible 2019 - Hannelore Veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog.beA few months ago I visited Collectible, the Brussels fair dedicated to design that balances on the fine line between art and design.  It’s safe to say, Collectible feels more like an expo than an actual fair.  The pieces displayed vary greatly, from reissues of old classics by Pierre Paulin, to the intricate fabrics by Nathalie Vandermassen or the pillar inspired chair by Destroyers/Builders (who was named Designer of the year just this week).  One thing they do have in common, these design are here to stay, no matter how long it’s been since the fair took place.   Needless to say, March 6-8 2020 is already marked “Collectible” in my calendar!

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FRAGMENTS_ Muller Van Severen studio

FRAGMENTS_ muller van severen studio - Hannelore Veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog

A few weeks ago, I got the chance to visit the studio of Muller Van Severen as part of the Collectible fair. This relatively new fair in the city of Brussels is dedicated to contemporary collectible design – a match made in heaven with the Belgian duo whose work balances on the fine line between art and design. Their studio is where Fien and Hannes, the couple behind Muller van Severen, design and make their work.  It’s filled with materials, tools and pieces, some of which are more finished than others.  Eye-catcher of the day was their Carpet blue/yellow, which would be presented at the Collectible Fair later that day. Similar to their first tapistry, also a collaboration with Ashtari Carpets, the design is based on a collage of Fien’s previous work as a photographer. As a long time fan (they first appeared on the blog here in 2015) I obviously couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of the Muller Van Severen studio and sharing them with you. Keep an eye on the blog though, as this was not the only inspiring visit I made thanks to Collectible

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