Originally started as a spontaneous leap-of-faith of two design lovers, valerie_objects grew out to become a mature design platform with an impressive list of international creators.
From a playful minimalist chair to groundbreaking pepper grinders, valerie_objects did it all thanks to the clear vision of curator Veerle Wenes. “Each of the designers, artists and architects are genuine thinkers with whom I feel a real connection”, Wenes says. “I also very much would like to thank the people using our pieces. Their affirmation gives us the energy to keep developing signature designs of those authentic thinkers”.
After five years, valerie_objetcs’ mission has remained the same: blend everyday objects with unique signature styles. Objects —and not just ‘tools’ or ‘designs’— that roam on the border between design and functionality.
To celebrate their anniversary, Muller Van Severen, who have been linked to valerie_objects since the very beginning, present two lighting objects and a wooden table (it is the first time in history that they use this material) that will be set out for the celebratory dinner. In collaboration with Brussels-based designer Maarten De Ceulaer, the party will have a lighting called HALO, that offers poetic moonlight inside the home.
At Openhouse, we got in love with Veerle Wenes and her gallery three years ago. She is intuetivelly attracted to the personal aspects behind art as much as we are, so it was a matter of time that we feature a story about Valerie Traan Gallery, which finally happened in Issue No.9