valerie_objects launches new cutlery by muller van severen
available in shops and online September 2018
Muller Van Severen, the design couple that is renowned for their highly stylized objects and playful colors, has designed a beautiful set of cutlery consisting of a knife, a fork and two spoons. The tableware looks pure, functional and uncompromisingly ‘Muller Van Severen’.
The simpler the object appears, the harder it is to make: that’s the golden rule of minimalist design. For this project it was no different. ‘It took us three years to create a prototype that could be manufactured’, Hannes Van Severen says. The predicament was the special handle which consists of a colored metal plate on top of the shaft, creating a separated layer of color. ‘The trouble was: how do you stick that layer on the shaft? You can’t just glue it’. After extensive research the problem was solved by meticulously welding the handle from the inside, thus avoiding any visual disturbance on the outside.
Muller Van Severen’s cutlery is completely free of any unnecessary curves or fringes yet maintains a frivolous and playful appearance. That is due to the soft forms and the striking metal layers on the handles in blue, copper, brass and steel. ‘The color pallet we chose is sober and playful at the same time’, Fien Muller explains. ‘If you choose for a set in one color, your table arrangements remain classic. But if you combine colors, you’ll get a contemporary set’.
The cutlery set of Muller Van Severen adds another item to their unique design universe and will be on view during the Milan Design Week (17-22 of April) at the gallery of the world-famous design connoisseur Rossana Orlandi (Via Matteo Bandello 14-16). From mid July on it will be available for purchase in stores and on our website.