Best Design Newcomer
Winner: Muller van Severen
Muller Van Severen’s offbeat approach to furniture involves employing primitive forms and basic materials, but activating them with original and contemporary functions. With backgrounds of sculpture and photography respectively, Belgian husband and wife duo Hannes Van Severen and Fien Muller gained international attention in 2016 with their material driven, minimalist furniture collections of sculptural wire displayed at the Biennale Interieur Kortrijk. Since then, the duo has continued to innovate with shape and purpose, creating linear, artful objects that transform the spaces around them.