Maarten de Ceulaer
Maarten de Ceulaer first studied interior design in Brussels. A strong passion for travelling inspired his graduation project ‘a pile of suitcases’, which was immediately picked up by Nina Yashar, founder of the renowned Milanese gallery Nilufar.
Maarten 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.For Deknudt, he designed the ECHO collection: Echo Black, Echo White and Echo Yellow.