Designer Profile // Herve van der Straeten

Herve Van der Straeten is a Paris based designer who’s work often finds its way into our chalet and villa projects. Having first become known for his jewellery creations, Van der Straeten has since gained worldwide recognition for his collections of furniture and lighting, which have now become his main activity. Van der Straeten works from his studio and Gallery in le Marais district of Paris, and on a more international level has been represented by the giants Ralph Pucci since 2007.

Van der Straeten’s furniture and lighting are instantly recognisable from his contrasting materials, bold variations of form, vast volumes and elegant lines.

First images above, red lacquer tables, ‘424 Bout de Canape Inclination’ and ‘Table Basse Poulin #180’. Above left, ‘Bout de Canape Robot 501’ parchment and lacquer table.

Above left, the 306 Lustre Volubile pendant, and right, a Van der Straeten Volubile wall pendant in a Villa designed by NDID in Munich.

The great precision and meticulous attention to detail with how the pieces are made, are also clearly tangible, his price tags will attest to this.  The artist-designer is also known for his projects with a number of French luxury houses, specialised in glass and porcelain, as well as, for his work with the cosmetics and fragrance industry, notably Dior.

Van der Straeten has received numerous awards from the French Government during his career, including most recently the L’Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

Herve van der Straeten

Nicky’s World August 2019