Claire Bataille & Paul Ibens
Claire Bataille (b. 1940) and Paul ibens (b. 1939) graduated from the National Higher Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning in Antwerp at the same time. Since 1968 they have worked together in their own design firm. They not only design furniture, lighting and glassware, but also fit and furnish offices, shops, restaurants and homes. Their settings are harmonious and architectural, their furniture simple and functional, reduced to essentials. They like a certain austerity of decoration, with pure, traditional materials, white and grey. They are absolute masters of their trade.