BIHAIN Interior & Furniture design
Office_rue rue des Palais 153
Having trained as a butcher and as a carpenter, Michaël Bihain studied interior design at the St Luc Institute in Liège and at the University of Hull in England. He is currently working with companies and distribution firms on developing furniture, jewels and accessories. He has set up the BIHAINprod studio in London which deals exclusively with the conception of unique creations for private customers. Michaël Bihain also produces some of his products such as ‘OYON', the first mural fruit basket. He currently teaches furniture conception at the St Luc Institute. His works are regularly exposed at exhibitions in Paris, London, Milan and some of his pieces are part of the permanent collection of the Seoul's Design Museum. He has been nominated for the ‘Award Design Report' in Milan 2007, won the ‘Help for creation and innovation' prize and has been chosen to design the furniture of the British Council in Paris. In Michaël Bihain's world, you can see dancing shelves (Let's Dance), fruits becoming an integral part of our walls (Oyon), a chair on which you wouldn't dare sit (Paradise Chair) or even a chair (Mosquito) so alive that you could have a conversation with. Michael's conceptions represent the convergence point between the new ways of life and the collective memory. They are the fulfilment of his desire to design respectable furniture for free individuals. A characteristic element of his research is the obviousness of the lines obtained.