Product Story Puristic designs like the A-Table brought Maarten Van Severen to fame: products with a symbolic aesthetic and carefully balanced proportions have become his trademark. The tabletop is surfaced with linoleum, a natural and hard-wearing material, creating a monolithic effect. This look is accentuated by black table legs. Designer Story The designer Maarten Van Severen started creating furniture in the mid-1980s, initially producing the pieces himself in his Ghent workshop. His designs are characterised by their simple form and superb comfort. The collaboration with Vitra began in 1996, resulting in the Van Severen Collection.