Michaël Bihain studied interior design first at the St Luc Institute in Liège and then at the University of Hull in England. He is currently working with companies and distribution firms on developing furniture, jewels
He has set up the BIHAINprod studio in London which deals exclusively with the conception of unique creations for private customers. Michaël Bihain also produces some of his products such as ‘OYON’, the
first mural fruit basket (see picture).
He currently teaches furniture conception at the St Luc Institute. His works are regularly showed at exhibitions in Paris, London, Milan and some of his pieces are part of the permanent collection of
the Seoul’s Design Museum. He has been nominated for the Award Design Report in Milan 2007 and has been chosen to design the furniture of the British Council in Paris.
In Michaël Bihain’s world, you
can see dancing shelves (Let’s Dance), fruits becoming an integral part of our walls (Oyon), a chair on which you wouldn’t dare sit (Paradise Chair) or even a chair (Mosquito) so alive that you could have a conversation with.
Michael’s conceptions represent the convergence point between the new ways of life and the collective memory. They are the fulfilment of his desire to design respectable furniture for free individuals. A characteristic
element of his research is the obviousness of the lines obtained.
Michael Bihain has offices in Brussels and a workshop in Louveigné, in the South of Belgium.
Visit his website : www.bihain.com