FROM DUO TO OCTET

Surprisingly enough, the structural frame is usually invisible in Verroken’s work; he examines the structural cohesion that exists essentially by using a combination of recognisable elements that either can or […]

KROMMENIE

In ‘Wiskunde en creativiteit in de meubelobjecten van Verroken’* (Gazet van Antwerpen, 28 January 1993) Paul Huylebroeck wrote: ‘… In fact, and from an analytical position… , one could say […]

THE MULTIPLICATION CHAIRS

When designing, I usually start off with a clear theme to attach to the narrative that I need to impart. The theme of the City of Mechelen Prize for Design […]

DINNER-JACKET

The name of the mysterious DINNER JACKET, a mobile work not all of whose aspects can be appreciated at once and which derives its stability from unstable elements, is likely […]

BOOKER-PRIZE

In addition to the notion of the multiple artistic concept with limited, strictly controlled and numbered editions from one unique original, there exists an equivalent idea in design in which […]

HOMENAJE A EDUARDO CHILLIDA

The line between design from a strictly functional perspective and that with a purely conceptual approach is sometimes an extremely fine one. The work of André Verroken is illustrative of […]

HYMN TO ARCHITECTURE

HYMN TO ARCHITECTURE is a modular composition that can be extended both in height and width. In HYMN TO ARCHITECTURE, what appears at first sight to be the purely decorative […]

SALUDO EDUARDO

The poetic calibre of, for example, SALUDO EDUARDO (more than a cabinet) and of SALUDO A EDUARDO CHILLIDA (more than a storage unit) lends a timeless quality to the creation […]

DUIZENDPOOT

The names that Verroken gives to his subjects sometimes have the effect of playing havoc with the explanatory thought process. In calling a chest of drawers DUIZENDPOOT (MILLIPEDE) – a […]

KONTENER

In the modular storage unit entitled CONTAINER, both stacking and sliding together are once again under discussion. CONTAINER consists of one basic element – a module – in which two […]