In Rotterdam, Studio Sabine Marcelis sits right at the harbour, its glass façade facing the exact point where the sun often sets in what Sabine herself describes as an amazing display of colours and light.
"This really nice, warm light hits the studio at the end of the day, where it bounces off all the mirrors. It's something very small and momentary, but it makes me super happy", says Sabine. "It for sure also influences my way of working, and the colour combinations return in my work".
Celebrated for work that thoughtfully highlights material properties and processes, Sabine can transform light play like spectacular sunsets and curious shadows into artful designs in the shape of, say, this IKEA Art Event 2021 lamp. In a new collaboration, Sabine joins IKEA for a new exploration of light, including and beyond its source. One that marks the start of a journey to strengthen the connection between the many people and the light in our homes.
"Sabine has a profound knowledge of colour, material, and light. With her insight and ability to materialise it in sculptural objects, we can create an emotional layer to light and show that it's more than just a function. It's about creating the feeling of a home", says Henrik Most, Product Design Leader at IKEA.