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Hervé Van Der Straeten

Contemporary Design France

Stand Number A3

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Director

  • Hervé Van der Straeten

11, rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 PARIS

T: +33 1 42 78 99 99

French designer living in Paris, Hervé Van der Straeten has always
asserted his singularity by combining radical freedom of expression
with the highest quality of production. A graduate in painting from the
École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, hybridity, elegance and purity are the
guiding principles of his approach. From his first jewellery creations
in 1985, to the opening of his gallery in rue Ferdinand Duval in the
Marais in 1999 and the creation of his own bronze and cabinetmaking
workshops in 2004, he has single-mindedly pursued his research whilst
ensuring his independence. His furniture, lighting and objects, be they
unique, one-of-a-kind items or limited-edition pieces, have convinced
the world’s most important collectors and interior designers to rely on
him. Hervé Van der Straeten also brings his exceptional expertise in
product design to luxury brands: he created the iconic J’adore perfume
bottle for Dior and conceived the Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss lipstick. He is also
the mastermind behind the Excess collection for the Cristalleries de
Saint Louis and the Miroir ice bucket which he designed for Ruinart.In
addition, he has created furnitures for the Roger Vivier boutiques. The
recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions, his ateliers earned the
designation of “Living Heritage Company” from the Ministry of Culture
in 2007. In 2008, he was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and
in 2012 he became a member of the highly prestigious Comité Colbert.
The official supplier of furniture and decorative objects to the French
State has acquired several of his pieces and two of his creations are
on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. His work is also exhibited
in numerous galleries around the world, including the Flore Gallery in
Belgium, the Karsten Greve Gallery in Switzerland and the Ralph Pucci
Gallery in New-York.