With a major home interiors project looming for later this year, my mind is full of what I need, what I love and what I must-have in my home.
Sadly, these are rarely combined into the perfect combination of necessary, available and affordable.
However, it seems important to start with inspirational so, in that light, aren’t these just the most fun dining chairs?
They are by Maarten De Ceulaer, a Belgian designer, described on his eponymous website as:
… Attracted by conceptual and narrative design … [with a] strong passion for travelling [his] inspired graduation project ‘A Pile of Suitcases’ … was immediately picked up by Nina Yashar, founder of the renowned Milanese gallery Nilufar. She commissioned him to create an entire collection, which he continued to develop over the years, and which has been exhibited worldwide. Since then, Maarten regularly catches attention 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 a remarkable attention for detail. He is known for using materials in unconventional ways, and the end result never ceases to surprise
Colour me surprised.
I love the chairs, stools, beautiful bowls (see below) as well as the original ‘Pile Of Suitcases.
Do click across to Maarten De Ceulaer’s website to see more and follow the links there to the galleries who represent his work.