MAARTEN DE CEULAER
MAARTEN DE CEULAER is a Belgian designer based in Brussels. He first studied interior design at the Sint-Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. Attracted by a conceptual approach to design, he continued his studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
"THE SUNDIAL CHANDELIER"
While conceiving objects, he finds the emotional aspect to be just as important as the function. He then uses his work to tell stories and spark the imagination of the viewers adding a continuous research of materials, production techniques and crafts. This quest for wonder also characterizes his playful and unconventional use of materials.
A detail of the "FEATHERS" Rugs Collection
A perfect example of his material usage could be found in his “Mutation“ series. The bulbs are made out of a soft upholstery foam in different sizes. In order to keep them together, they are coated in rubber giving them the texture and appearance of velvet.
A strong passion for traveling inspired his graduation project “A pile of Suitcases”, a collection that has grown steadily over the years.