FURNITURE, LIGHTING, ACCESSORIES @sabine_marcelis based in Rotterdam originally from New Zealand breakthrough project The Dawn light series [neon tubes embedded in cast resin], first shown at Design Miami by Victor Hunt Gallery in 2016. “This was the moment from which things started to snowball.” clients include Repossi, Salle Privee, Isabel Marant, Burberry and Opening Ceremony. Also collaborated with OMA (Rem Koolhaas), and exhibited at Etage Projects, Victor Hunt Designart Dealer, Side Gallery and Nilufar Gallery. inspired by Rachel Whiteread and Helen Pashgian. “They are both pioneers in casting techniques and super badass.” currently working on Larger commissions and special sitespecific projects. “But I’m not allowed to really talk about them yet…” what’s next?
Moving with her team to a new, larger studio. “I’d like to take a bit of time out early next year to reassess; to sit still and reflect on what actually is interesting.” she says “My style is minimal and material-driven. The form language I use is very pared down and is not diluted by decoration.” we say Marcelis’s work is luminous; it’s so fun yet refined. She is the perfect blend of designer and artist. VL