Sabine Marcelis is a Rotterdam-based designer whose “magical moments within materiality and manufacturing processes” have led to collaborations with the likes of Isabel Marant and Céline, for whom she made her famous edible-looking Candy Cube store fixtures.
VINCENT DE RIJK
Vincent de Rijk is the Rotterdam-based enigma whose mastery of the techniques of model making have found him favour among architects including Rem Koolhaas, whose OMA firm has used Vincent’s new material applications for the Prada store in New York and many other projects.
MULLER VAN SEVEREN
Muller Van Severen is the Belgian married Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. From the studio next to their home in Ghent, they create furniture and objects with a rare ingenuity that breathes new life into colours, forms and materials. They have lent their enquiring lens to fashion brands from COS to Hermès.
Whether rolling glass, dripping glass or sculpting with it, Nienke Sikkema loves to explore all the possibilities of her chosen material. Working out of the Oude Horn glassworks established by the Dutch Master of glassblowing Bernard Heesen in 1986, Sikkema has pioneered a 21st century practice that marries technical prowess with her playful eye for colour and shape.
MARY PELDERS & PIETER VOS
Rotterdam-based graphic designers Mary Pelders and Pieter Vos met in 1997 at a hip hop concert and have been inseparable ever since, crafting identities for cultural institutions and events via their respective studios, MEER and 75B. They live and work “nomadically” with their two children inside a former spice warehouse, a space whose ever-changing possibilities provided the inspiration for their first foray into product design, the Loopy Lamp.