Sabine Marcelis

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Sabine Marcelis is the recipient of the ninth Collin Post 4 Plinths Project commission with her work Merging Blocks. She was born in the Netherlands and her family immigrated to New Zealand when she was 10 years old, returning to Holland when she was 23 where she now runs her practice from the harbour of Rotterdam. After graduating from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2011, she began working as an independent designer within the fields of product, installation, and spatial design. 

Sabine is known for her experimental approach to materiality and light. Her works often play with perception and perspective, using subtle transparencies, mirrored finishes and varying gradients, exploring the interplay of colour, shapes, and light. Amongst many accolades, her design practice has seen her named the winner of the Elle Décor Designer of the Year Award in 2023.

Her works are housed in the permanent collections of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the National Gallery of Victoria, and have also been exhibited at the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion, Vitra Design Museum, Design Miami, Les Musee des Arts Decoratifs and Kunsthal Rotterdam.