Maarten van Severen 1956–2005

Maarten Van Severen was a celebrated contemporary designer from Belgium. The son of abstract painter Dan Van Severen, his creative upbringing encouraged him to study architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. After three years in school he began to design furniture in 1986 then the following year established his own studio. Van Severen devoted himself to perfecting the proportion, detail, and fabrication of basic furniture forms. He worked with materials that he loved including aluminum, plywood, steel, Bakelite, and leather to create simplified designs.

Van Severen enjoyed a successful career across a spectrum of industries and collaborations. His furniture designs were first exhibited in 1988 and continued to be shown around the world. In the latter half of the 1990s, he held teaching positions at institutions including the University College West Flanders in Kortrijk, the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, and the Delft University of Technology among others. He also collaborated with fellow architect Rem Koolhaas on several residential projects in France as well as the new Seattle Public Library and Casa da Musica, Portugal.

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Auction Results Maarten van Severen

MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, KL95 bookcase | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

KL95 bookcase

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $26,250
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, CK94 Copyright bookcase | wright20.com

Maarten Van Severen

CK94 Copyright bookcase

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $18,000
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, LK 94 low cabinet on wheels | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

LK 94 low cabinet on wheels

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, K93 storage cabinet | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

K93 storage cabinet

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,000
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, BB97 Blue bench | wright20.com

Maarten Van Severen

BB97 Blue bench

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $13,200
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, Leather Lounge Chair 04 | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

Leather Lounge Chair 04

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $12,500
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, K93 Storage cabinet | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

K93 Storage cabinet

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, T88W dining table | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

T88W dining table

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $11,250
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, Leather Lounge Chair 04 | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

Leather Lounge Chair 04

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,750
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, KS95 bookcase | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

KS95 bookcase

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,750
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, T88W dining table | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

T88W dining table

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $6,000
MAARTEN VAN SEVEREN, Chair No II, set of six | wright20.com

Maarten van Severen

Chair No II, set of six

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $4,800