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Edward van Vliet


Edward van Vliet views design as trav­el­ing between dreams and reality. Before opening his own studio in 1990, Vliet studied Archi­tec­ture Design, Inte­rior and Indus­trial Design at Design Academy Eind­hoven and HKU School of Arts. A key player on the vanguard of Dutch design, Vliet tran­scends aesthetic bound­aries by drawing on a global blend of cultural influ­ences. Seen is his array of work from archi­tec­ture, inte­ri­ors, furni­ture, light­ing, textiles and lifestyle to desti­na­tion and experience design.

My work is very much about creat­ing a world within a world,” explains Vliet. Elegance is all about ambiance, setting the stage for people to feel immersed in an atmos­phere made even personal by being surrounded by distinc­tive pieces that merge colors, patterns, shapes, mate­ri­als, moods, emotions, origins and more.” Develius is Vliet’s idea of the arche­typal modular sofa. With its elon­gated seat, it’s remi­nis­cent of a chaise longue, invit­ing you to luxu­ri­ate at length for hours on end. The indi­vid­ual sofa compo­nents, pouf, and lush, loose pillows invite you to compose your own piece of paradise. For &tradition CEO / Founder Martin Kornbek Hansen, Vliet’s focus beyond design­ing pieces to creat­ing an entire universe of expe­ri­ences is easily evident in Develius. It’s the epitome of luxury. Whether you choose one fabric or a mix of textures and tones, the shape alone exudes comfort.”


Designs by Edward van Vliet (2)