Biography

Hervé Van der Straeten (b. 1965, France) designs exceptionally well crafted furniture, mirrors, and accessories with a taste for the unreal and the unexpected. A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Van der Straeten brings a heritage of craftsmanship to his exclusive jewelry and furniture.

With innovation and integrity, Van der Straeten continues the rich heritage of fine French design and craftsmanship. His furniture and accessories are created using traditional materials of hand-wrought bronze, painstakingly applied lacquer, and meticulously polished wood. His bold, elegant and original forms, remixing classical materials into dazzling blends of modernity and tradition, are executed by his team of master craftsmen at the Paris workshop. He has designed of jewelry, perfume bottles and makeup cases for houses such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Dior and Guerlain.

Already a towering figure in contemporary design, Van der Straeten has been recognized for his work by the French government. His inclusion in the collection of Le Mobilier National, as well as being dubbed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, is a testament to his endurance in the market and the seminal vitality of his vision.

His work has been featured inArchitectural Digest (US, France & Germany), Elle Déco (France), Elle Decor (US), The New York Times, andThe World of Interiors (UK).

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