With their understated yet vivid designs displaying a laser-sharp eye for combining materials and colors, Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen are attracting the attention of a growing number of galleries and furniture brands, establishing a style that has become iconic. Over the last decade they have formed a couple both privately and professionally, creating a powerful artistic relationship. Before meeting, Fien Muller enjoyed a career as a photographer, while Hannes Van Severen was a sculptor. They have successfully leveraged their respective talents to create unfussy designs that are always functional, and reflect an empirical approach and pliable sensibility. The Design Museum of Gent has just inaugurated an important retrospective featuring the couple ("10 Years Muller Van Severen", running until 6 March 2022), while the publishing house Walther König is putting out a book ("Muller Van Severen: Dialogue") featuring the pair’s most significent projects and collaborations. Besides self-productions and limited editions, the duo Muller Van Severen seems today to be leaning increasingly towards industrial design, embedding their innate and joyfully minimalist attitude also into mass production.