Rattan Daydreamer



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Sep Verboom

Rattan Daydreamer

Auping makes a design statement with young creative talent at Please, Have a Seat of Biennale Interieur

Auping celebrates '50 years of designer sleeping in Belgium' and puts the evolution of the daybed in the spotlight with up-and-coming local design talent. The premium bedding brand challenges creative Sep Verboom (Livable® Platform) and paper artist Margaux Baert to create an artistic installation with the frame of sofa Cleopatra, based on their sustainable dream world.


Sep Verboom's 'Wajang Melamun' (Indonesian, Javanese for 'Dreamy doll') is centred around a mythical guardian angel that rises from the bed frame and takes a peek into our human world. Referring to Javanese puppet representations that centre around shadowy figures pursuing a virtuous, noble life and their quest for the meaning of existence, Verboom's installation reminds us to dream more, to pause and reflect on our society... Making room for creativity.

"I want to inspire others to keep daydreaming. Preferably about a better world where we treat and protect each other with respect. Thinking about society and embracing creativity in every possible aspect of our lives."

Rattan Daydreamer was part of Please, Have a Seat, a new design event at the Van Marcke site in Kortrijk.



So much more than sleep happens in your bedroom. It's where you get the best ideas and experience the most beautiful moments. For more than 130 years, Auping has been working on the best ways to rest. And that's not for nothing. We believe that a rested world is a better world. The world is beautiful, but it could use a little more love. More love, more attention for each other and more rest.

With love for the environment
A sustainable world, that's what we dream of. A world where nothing is wasted, but everything is reused for the next generation. That is circular. This is how we work towards a world without waste and an honest night's sleep. More on sustainability.


Sep Verboom

The Belgian creative Sep Verboom (1990) is at once designer and social entrepreneur, less concerned with the objectification of the result, more with the context in which it takes place.

‘Too often we measure success and profit in terms of economic values. What happened to the importance of people’s well-being and health of our environment?’

Through his Livable® platform, Verboom brings together partners as diverse as their geographies: from the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, and from local governments or commercial companies to NGO’s.

Verboom graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (HOWEST) and in Sustainable Development from (VIVES) both in Kortrijk (BE).

His collaborative approach has been internationally recognised, with numerous expositions and awards. In 2018 Sep Verboom won the Belgian Henry Van De Velde Award for Young Talent. In 2020 his commitment to socially engaged design earned him the prestigious title ‘Designer of the Year’ by Biennale Interieur.