In most of his works, Hervé Van der Straeten explores a graphic purity and makes radical choices in terms of movement, unconventional elegance and unexpected expressions of forms.
As well as developing his furniture and lighting, Van der Straeten, who is an independent French artist-designer, also enjoys an eclectic array of collaborations. He has gained recognition with his jewelry and later on with furniture and lighting. By creating the Dior J'Adore bottle, designing the Kiss Kiss line for Guerlain cosmetics and the Excess line for the Cristalleries de Saint Louis he got recognition in the cosmetics industry. He has also designed major elements of the Roger Vivier boutiques in Paris, London, New York, and Hong Kong.
As much an artist as a craftsman, Hervé Van der Straeten's key clients include great collectors, world renown decorators, as well as Le Mobilier National, official supplier of furnishings and decorative objects for the French state since the era of Louis XIV. Van der Straeten has received numerous awards, including most recently the L'Entreprise de Patrimoine Vivant and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.