(new zealand / netherlands)
Sabine Marcelis is a designer living and working in Rotterdam the Netherlands. Raised in New Zealand, she studied industrial design for two years at Victoria University of Wellington, and continued her studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where she graduated in 2011. Since graduating, she has been operating Studio Sabine Marcelis, working within the fields of product, installation and spacial design with a strong focus on materiality. Her work is characterised by pure forms which highlight material properties.
Marcelis applies a strong aesthetic point of view to her collaborations with industry specialists. This method of working allows her to intervene in the manufacturing process, using material research and experimentation to achieve new and surprising visual effects for projects both showcased in galleries and commissioned by commercial clients.
Marcelis sees her designs as experiences and strives to create a dialogue between the object and the user. The aesthetic core of her work is informed by the function of the selected materials.
Since starting her studio, Marcelis’ work has been exhibited at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Musee des art Decoratif, Paris.