Hanging Lamp N°1 — Black
Valerie Objects by Muller van Severen
This piece is part of the AAVVGG Archive and not currently part of the collection.
Although most design lovers know Muller Van Severen for their furniture, the design couple’s story actually kicked off with the conception of these hanging lamps. "It all started out of necessity." Hannes explains. "We were working in our new home which is an old house. A socket in the ceiling above the table was missing to plug in a light source, so we designed a lamp that could hang from the wall."
The first prototypes were shown at Muller Van Severen’s very first solo exhibition in 2011. During that exhibition, Fien and Hannes filled the gallery space Valerie Traan of Veerle Wenes (art director of valerie_objects) with designs that looked as if somebody took a set of crayons and started drawing in the air. This is in fact exactly how these lamps should be interpreted, as seemingly naive drawings materialized into real life.
Like all Muller Van Severen’s furniture, the hanging lamps add a sober but colorful line to the interior. At the end of that line, there’s a lightbulb, “with a lampshade we initially dug up at a flee market”, Hannes fills in. “It is a fantastic lampshade: perfectly neutral. Luckily we found a company who was able to produce it”.
- Muller Van Severen, Belgium (2011)
- Lacquered steel with brass fittings and glass shade
- Made in the Netherlands
- Total Width 183cm / 72"
- Total Height 140cm / 55.1"
- Steel Tube Diameter 1.8cm / .7"
- Glass Shade Diameter 25cm / 9.8"
- Height from highest point to the bottom of shade 31cm / 12.2"
- Cable 50cm / 20" white textile with inline switch
- Weight 7kg
- E27 Bulb
- 120 Volts
- This light plugs into the wall using a US/Canadian plug
- Notes This light has been adapted for use in Canada/USA. European model available upon request. Brass will patina over time.