A leader on the international lighting scene, Sabine Marcelis plays with transparencies and rainbow colours. Creating the impalpable “Design reflects my personality: profession and personal attitudes produce all of those wonderful moments that can catch the eye”, says Sabine Marcelis, designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After fifteen years in New Zealand, the designer returned to Europe and attended the Design Academy in Eindhoven. “Here I learned to do things impossible to create on my own and I discovered the importance of interacting with all the actors in the creative process”. She continues: “I do feel privileged to be able to exhibit my works in art galleries”. Which was the case for her Voie lamps and Seeing Glass and Candy Cubes furnishing accessories, an expressive synthesis of a specific fascination: for light effects and colours that change a static object into a dynamic one. “Picking the right materials is fundamental. My favourites? Glass, resin, neon and mirrors”. Lightness and reflective qualities: from the impalpable to the solid. “I like that people can find their own meaning in my pieces, because that means they are accessible”, confesses Marcelis with transparency.