Harnessing Marcelis’ expertise in colour, the suspended cylinder bar of the Aura Light can stand alone or work as part of a grouping.
Over a metre in length, the design is made from a bio-epoxy resin, created using by-products from farming. A replaceable LED tube is housed within the coloured resin case, with the light travelling through the material to create a soft, warm glow.
Recently named as Wallpaper* magazine’s Designer of the Year 2020, her work spans product, installation and spatial design, focusing on purity of form to highlight the properties of the materials she works with. In 2019 she was awarded the Newcomer of the Year Design Prize and named Young Designer of the Year at the Elle Deco International Design Awards.
Known for her experimentation with colour and materials, Sabine Marcelis founded her studio in Rotterdam after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011. Originally from New Zealand, Marcelis studied Industrial Design at the Victoria University of Wellington before moving to The Netherlands.
Her list of clients and collaborators includes fashion houses Celine, Givenchy and Dior as well as architects OMA and MVRDV. Her designs are included in the permanent collections of Museums Boijmans van Beunigen and Centraal Museum Utrecht in The Netherlands, as well as the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia.