The Belgian designer has conceived the Marteen coffee tables as contemporary furniture elements that can be used individually or combined with each other, either independently or by combining them with seating systems to create interesting contrasts between soft and rigid materials. A dynamic, new and modern way of conceiving the living area.
Eucalyptus wood and the new thermo oak wood in the upper part contrast with the pewter featured in the lower part.
“Almost as if it were a direct derivation of the Marteen sofa, the integrated and occasional tables have a unique feature: mobile and changeable volumes. The construction elements - reminiscent of Gabriella Crespi’s creations - are even better enhanced by the possibility of combining them at different heights and with different shapes.”
- Vincent Van Duysen
The coffee tables reach their maximum expressiveness together with the Marteen seating system.
The coffee tables reach their maximum expressiveness together with the Marteen seating system. Dynamic domino solutions create a layering of volumes one on top of the other and create small private spaces, which can be opened with simple gestures to store personal items.
Vincent Van Duysen was born in 1962, in Lokeren, Belgium and graduated in architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, in Ghent. From 1986 to 1989 he worked in Milan and Brussels. He opened his own studio in Antwerp, in 1990 focusing on architecture and interior design. The relationship between interior design and architecture in his work is profound. Furnishings and accessories are designed with an architectural perspective that is not limited by form, but is expressed with a careful perception of interior space and its relationship to the exterior architecture. By interpreting architecture and redefining its proportions, Van Duysen creates objects of great purity and simplicity that still retain a concrete character and solid form.complete biography
"Protection is something very important that we all need and that is something that I want to translate into my architectural and design work"
Vincent Van Duysen