Salone, Salone or Twelve Milan stories
by Thomas Wagner | 4/16/2014
The son of an abstract painter, Maarten Van Severen chose to study architecture at Ghent art school; he completed three years before going to work for various agencies in interior design and furniture projects, then in 1986 he started to make furniture.
His work reflects his quest for perfection in form, detail and fabrication.Van Severen was also frequently commissioned as a decorator and furniture designer for private residence projects, teamed with Rem Koolhaas. They worked together on the V
illa dall’Ava in 1990, then again in Bordeaux in 1996 (Maison à Floirac).