Belgian artist-designers Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen’s Alu was originally designed for the Marcel Breuer building of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum. As a side table or bench, the lightweight aluminum square consists of 3 aluminum plates in contrasting shades and multiples can be used to create different sorts of structures in a room. With its smooth powder-coat finish, it’s a versatile standout that can be used inside or outdoors.
17.7" h x 17.7" w (45x45cm)
With a mission to put a unique twist on everyday items, Belgium brand Valerie Objects was established by Axel Van Den Bossche, the CEO of homeware design firm Serax, and Antwerp gallery owner Veerle Wenes. Starting with a focus on cutlery and tableware, the company has outgrown its life as a side project to become a young but complete global design platform, allowing world-famous designers, architects and artists to translate their signature styles into tangible modern design objects.
Now encompassing textiles, furniture, home accessories and designer lighting, Valerie Objects' collection includes coveted pieces like Muller Van Severen's Rocking Chair and Hanging Light, as well as unique cutlery designs by Maarten Baas and Nendo and glassware from award-winning artist Chris Kabel. The couple Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen were one of the first to sign with Valerie Objects and are considered one of the most image-defining European design teams around. with elegant objects that appear to be conceived almost spontaneously. Like the rest of the brand's offerings curated by co-founder and art director Veerle, the work stands out as the mark of authentic thinkers.