Modern Cabinets Filled With A Color Gradient by Maarten De Ceulaer
Maarten De Ceulaer, born in 1983, first studiedinterior designat the Sint-Lukas hogeschool in Brussels. Attracted by a conceptual approach to modern design, he continued his studies at the design academy Eindhoven. A strong passion for traveling inspired his graduation project ‘a pile of suitcases’, which was immediately picked up by Nina Yashar, founder of the renowned Milanese art gallery Nilufar. This was the start of the close and ongoing collaboration and a collection that has grown steadily over the years. His modern cabinets in pastel colors are very lyrical and glamorous, filled with the honor of craftsmanship and good quality materials in contemporary design.
Maarten De Ceulaer is known for the highly evocative, poetic and playful touch he gives his objects. He uses his work to tell stories, to stir people’s emotions, to inspire their imagination and to make them wonder. He continuously explores new materials and investigates in production techniques and crafts.
The emotional aspect of objects is equally important as the functional, and he has great attention for detail. He likes to use materials in unconventional ways, and his objects never cease to surprise.
Maarten De Ceulaer has been awarded the Belgian young designer award in 2007 and the Henry Van de Velde Award for young talent 2013. Besides gallery Nilufar, he also works with victor hunt gallery in Brussels, and companies such as cc tapis, Vibia, Fendi, and Casamania. His furniture design work is held in private and public collections (design museum Ghent) and has been exhibited in museums (Stedelijk museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, design museum Ghent, Triennale Milan), festivals, biennials, and fairs worldwide.