What do you see when sunlight is reflected off the glistening waves of the sea? Or when the sun casts mesmerising shadows in a forest? For Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis, such glimpses of nature’s beauty are a source of inspiration for new projects; she declares that she gets motivation from “absolutely anywhere”—whether during factory visits or even on a stroll through the woods.
Marcelis’ affinity for the natural environment is driven by her curious nature. “I soak up everything I experience; my engineer father cultivated my curiosity for how things are made and how the world works. I’m lucky enough to be able to earn a living exploring that and always creating,” she shares.
Marcelis is known for her playful experiments with the various properties of light and colour, as well as cutting-edge technology; these create an intriguing dialogue throughout her impressive oeuvre, which ranges from product and spatial design to installations that bridge the realms of art and design.
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