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100 Top Product Designer: Hervé Van Der Straeten

Born in France, Hervé Van der Straeten is a master of craftsmanship. During his artistic career, the top product designer creates and builds exceptionally well-crafted furniture, mirrors, and accessories with a unique design and a real taste for the unreal and the unexpected. One Hundred Edition offers to you exclusive information about one of the best product designers and presents some of his most wonderful creations.

Graduated in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Hervé Van der Straeten brings a heritage of fine craftsmanship to his exclusive jewelry and modern furniture. As a remarkable designer of startling diversity, Hervé Van der Straeten uses a variety of traditional and modern techniques to produce his astonishingly magnificent creations.


PIPE SHOW CONSOLE — edition of 20 Polished and gilded inox tubes.


PSYCHOSE CONSOLE – edition of 40 Red lacquered composite materials.


ANNEAU CONSOLE – edition of 30 Shiny and mat varnished patchwork of blackened pearwood, (without drawers). Golden brown patinated bronze ring.


Presenting the best of innovation and integrity, his furniture pieces and accessories are formed using traditional materials of hand-wrought bronze, painstakingly applied lacquer and meticulously polished wood. Featuring bold, sophisticated and original forms, remixing classical materials into dazzling blends of modernity and tradition, all of his creations are executed by his team of master craftsmen at the Paris workshop.


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PASTILLE LAMP — golden-brown patina bronze and brass, white statuary marble, off-white fabric lampshade.


NID MIRROR — golden-brown patinated bronze and curved mirror.


Besides this, Hervé Van der Straeten designed jewelry, perfume bottles and makeup cases for luxury brands such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Dior. As an important figure in contemporary design world, Hervé Van der Straeten has been recognized for his work by the French government.


SATURNALES MIRROR — golden-brown patinated bronze and chocolate patinated bronze inside, faded plum lacquered wood, curved mirror.


PISTIL CANDLESTICK — mink patinated bronze and polished hammered brass.


BOULE BOWL — patinated bronze, patinated brass.


ARMOIRE — one of a kind patchwork of red and gold or black and gold ancient Chinese lacquer and ancient Coromandel lacquer, parchment and bronze, the inside arrangement in Padouk.


FEVER TABLE — one of a kind Lacquered wood.


His striking work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, The New York Times, and The World of Interiors.


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