Looking at the June collection is looking at a piece of history. The June became an intuitive amalgamation of Pierre Daems' past, and the start of a new adventure.
When I am working on a project, the frame and the surroundings are always a source of inspiration. I could never design an interior in New York or Tel Aviv the way I would in Paris, Zermatt, Comporta, or The Hamptons.
After the spatial study, the monumental forms and luxurious material appear spontaneously during the design process.
Our seating design combines the different types of rock that form the basis of the earth: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. This also turns our seat into a physical condensation of our planet’s geology.
Stone is a constant in my life, absolutely. A stone is very interesting symbolically: it represents eternity as opposed to mortality.
As an interior architect I consider both research and design important. I feel like an alchemist pushing the limits of traditional materials and techniques.
Marble is a precious product in and of itself, and when pulled out of its traditional context, it becomes even more precious.
Our pieces are interesting sculptures and functional pieces of furniture. You can't really put a name to them. But when a Muller Van Severen chair is not being used as a chair, it has to function as a sculpture.’
What he does with natural stone is unseen. His paintings give it an extra dimension that is just beautiful. This calls for an interview with this artist of the stone age.