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Fabiaan VAN SEVEREN

Contact : May 17 - Krijgslaan 38 9000 Ghent - Belgique

Ph. 0032 9 222 89 00

Fabiaan@may17.be
www.fabiaanvanseveren-may17.com
 
Born : Antwerp, November 29,1957.


QUALIFICATIONS
1975-78
Painting, Saint-Luke Art School, Ghent.
Welding and steelworking, 1983-1985.
1980-1981
Designing the first pieces of furniture.
1986
Building a sailboat and cruising the Mediterranian.
1987
First real professional collection .
Design and execution Cirque Central nightclub, Ghent.
Design and execution Library and bar, St. Peter’s Abbey ,Ghent.
1991
Design loft Desender, Ostend.
1992
Opening showroom 7a Krommenelleboog , 9000 Ghent.
1994
Stand at " Interieur 94", Courtrai.
1995
Furnishing private library , Tack, Brussels.
Furnishing penthouse, Weymiens, Ghent.
1996
Stand at "Interieur 96", Courtrai.
1998
Stand at "Interieur 98", Courtrai.
1999
Contract with the firm "Forms and Surface" for the table "Fold & Profile" which is manufactured under licence and distributed in the United States.
2000
Furnishing bistro Fort Napoleon in Ostend.
Stand at "Interieur 2000", Courtrai.
Representative of "Interieur 2000" in Cologne: "Form from Flanders".
Opening of the new showroom Krijgslaan, Ghent.
2001
Design of the bed “Bright Side” for the “Anker Bedding” company
Design of armchairs for the “Gelderland” company
Design of the hotel-restaurant “Strato” in Milan
Design of several private houses
Design of the council chamber and conference room of the town hall in Bruges
2002
Teaches in the CAD public school : department of interior architecture in Brussels
Teaches in the Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen ; department of architecture
Stand at “Interieur 2002”,Courtrai
Design light “Tubular” for Deltalight
2003
Furniture for entrance hall Burla Theater Antwerp
Interior and design furniture of club “Tijuana” Gent
2004
Presentation of new collection of bags “No Nonsense”
Design kitchen “Cuisiner comme vivre” for Dekeyzer.
Design Bathroom furniture “Water” for Alke.
Design sofas “Curacau” and “Encore” for Indera
Stand at “Interieur 04” at Courtrai
2005
Design “no clouds” for Dietiker


INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

1990
Major exhibition at the Provincial Museum of Contemporary Art, Ostend.
1991
“Ligne” Koninginnegallerij, Brussels.
1992
“Desender”, Ostend.
“Jota”, Antwerp.
1995
“Confrontatie met Erlend van Landeghem” Ghent.
Presentation of new furniture and bags “MAY 17”, Showroom Ghent.
“Woonwerkers”, Hemiksem.
“Watou in Vorm”, Watou.
1996
“I.B. Lichtateljee”, Bruges.
“Bogard Art”, Bruges.
1997
“Sala de Paper”, Barcelona.
1998
“Paper Room”, Witte Zaal, Saint- Luke Art School, Ghent.
1999
“Mathilda Style Gallery”, Paris.
“Kreymborg Gallery”, Amsterdam.
“Gallery Meta” , Milaan.
2000
“ Galerie Hilde Metz”,Antwerp.
2002
Exhibition in the showroom of the new collection “White is Wide”
2004
Exhibition new collection bags” No Nonsense”
Galery Jan Colle Gent with Hans De Pelsmaker and Francine Vanderbiest


OTHER EXHIBITIONS

1993
“Belgian Furniture”,Théorème, Brussels.
1993
La maison du Livre de l’Image et du Son, Villeurbanne, Lyon.
1994
Confrontation with Emiel Veranneman, Museum of Decorating Art, Ghent.
1995
Exhibition VIZO, VIA, Paris.
Sonsbeek , Netherlands.
Belgisches Haus, Cologne.
“Triënnale van de Vormgeving”, Museum of Decorating Art, Ghent.
1997
“Studio Furniture”,The Gallery, Corkstreet, London.
1998
“2e Triënnale van de Vormgeving”, Museum of Decorating Art, Ghent.
1999
" Provincial Design Awards ", Caermersklooster, Ghent.
" Provincial Design Awards", Ter Dilft, Antwerp.
“Minimal”, Cultural Centre, Knokke-Heist.
2000
“Form from Flanders”, Cologne.
“In and Out”, VIZO, Brussels.
Exhibition with Maarten Van Severen en Dan Van Severen , BBL-bank, Courtrai.
2001
“Forms from Flanders” , design museum Gent
“Verlicht” Knokke Heist
2003
Exhibition “Awards Henry VanDeVelde” Korea, Australia
2004
“Imperfect by design” Brussels
2005
Label design Le grand Hornu


AWARDS

1993
Nomination “Fondexflor”.
1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,2004
Nominations for the “Henry van de Velde Prijs”,
1995
Prize awarded by the public “Henry van de Velde Prijs”, Ghent.
1998
Nomination for the Provincial Design Award, Antwerp.
1998
Provincial Design Award, East-Flanders.


chair Crossed legs

barchair Crossed legs

low chair Crossed legs

stackable chair Fab-S & Fab-M

sofa Curacao

sofa & armchair No clouds

table Floating

table Fold & Profile

cupboard Sideboard

standing lamp Opale

wall lamp Tubular

bed Tatami

bowl

draughtscreen Palissade

bag Nononsense

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