New Zealand-raised Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis is an award-winning product, installation, and spatial designer with a focus on materiality and sustainability. Exploring the interplay between light, color, and transparency, her work is at the forefront of contemporary material innovation in product and installation design.
Creating a dialogue between object and user, Marcelis develops sensorial experiences in which the experience becomes the function, with a refined and unique aesthetic. Using material research and experimentation to intervene in the manufacturing process, she forges partnerships with industry specialists to bring her ambitiously experimental projects to fruition.
Marcelis is the recipient of two prestigious Wallpaper* awards: Designer of the Year 2020 and the 2019 Design Prize for Newcomer of the Year, as well as the ELLE DECOR International Design Award for Young Designer of the Year and GQ’s International Artist of the Year, both in 2019. She has also been selected as a mentor for the 2021 Lexus Design Award, the international design competition for the world’s emerging designers.
Her work has been exhibited at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Musee des art Decoratif, Paris. Her custom project client list includes Fendi, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Aesop, Burberry x Opening Ceremony, A. Lange & Söhne, and IKEA.
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