Hervé Van der Straeten was born in 1965 and is an independent artist-designer. Having first become known for his jewelry creations, Van der Straeten has since gained worldwide recognition for his collections of furniture and lighting, which have now become his main activity. Hervé Van der Straeten‘s lighting and furniture design are instantly recognizable from the way that contrasting materials, bold variations of form, defiant volumes are pure, elegant lines are combined with perfect proportions.
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The great precision and meticulous attention to detail with how his modern art pieces are made are also clearly tangible. As well as, having his own gallery in Paris, which displays a selection of both his unique and limited edition pieces, Hervé Van der Straeten designs and makes everything in his own dedicated bronze and modern cabinet making workshops.
The artist-designer is also known for his projects with a number of French luxury houses, specialized in glass and porcelain, as well as, for his work with the cosmetics and fragrance industry. Hervé 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.
Hervé Van der Straeten joined Ralph Pucci in 2007.