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MVS Pepper Mill

c. 2018

by Muller Van Severen

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With the Pepper Mill by Muller Van Severen, basic shapes turn this func­tional tool into seem­ingly a sculp­ture for the table. The orange cube base and reflec­tive top are perfectly geomet­ri­cal forms that revamp the tradi­tional pepper mill. The sphere and the cube are of equal length (5cm). As a result of this small inter­ven­tion the mill appears to be a sculp­ture rather than a func­tional tool. The sculp­tural quality is further accen­tu­ated by the shiny nickel plated finish­ing of the sphere. to add their typical playful touch, Muller van Severen chose two soft colors for the abs plastic cube, whisper white and yellow orange. 

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As artists, Muller being a photographer and Van Severen being a sculptor, they are best known for their simple geometric lines and appreciation of materials. Their distinct minimalism has birthed a furniture collection under their combined name, Muller Van Severen, that speaks to art and the function of design.

With materials as the starting point, Muller Van Severen has a fondness for mediums like polyethylene and brass-- both that are used frequently in their works, including the sculpturally interesting four piece Cutting and Serving Boards.

The couple have been on a quest to characterize their works by careful research into their shared passion for art, architecture and materials. At the same time, Muller Van Severen’s designs appear to be created almost intuitively and with total effortlessness.

After winning awards and collaborating with prestigious museums and galleries worldwide, including a group show at the Galerie Kreo in 2014, Muller Van Severen continues to explore the boundaries between art and design in a contemporary and innovative way. All of Muller Van Severen’s own production pieces are handmade with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.

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