SCENOGRAPHY FOR MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN & CO

'about designers, artists and creators’

The five-year long exhibition translates the mindset of Belgian designer Maarten Van Severen (1956 – 2005) in furniture, sketches, works of art, self-collected souvenirs, books,… The structures that support these ‘mind objects’ depart from Maarten’s stylisation and use of materials. The central rack, the lower shelf, the path of floor plinths that continues on the wall. These are as it were excerpts from designs by Maarten; a eulogy rather than an imitation. Serene carriers that guide and support the flexibility of a protean exposition.
A modest design, dedicated to a friend and contemporary.

by Robbrecht en Daem architecten
Design Museum Ghent
From 12 september 2015

Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Gent
www.designmuseumgent.be