The donut-shaped Boa Pouf by Sabine Marcelis is perfectly sculptural; a bold graphic form that interrupts interior landscapes with its faultless chunky geometry. This piece of upholstered occasional furniture is rounded and soft, encased in a seamless outer layer that gives it an airbrushed finish: The smooth shape-knit textile that covers the Boa Pouf is a milestone in technologically innovative furniture making. Boa Pouf is as perfect for perching on, propping up feet, lounging against, as it is for making a sculptural statement and is the ideal expression of designer Sabine Marcelis, whose work is characterised by resonating clear, single, notes of absolute material, textile and colour.
Sabine Marcelis is a Dutch designer who runs her practice from the harbor of Rotterdam. After graduating from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2011, Marcelis began working as an independent designer within the fields of product, installation and spatial design with a strong focus on materiality. Her work is characterized by pure forms which highlight material properties.
Marcelis applies a strong aesthetic point of view to her collaborations with industry specialists. This method of working allows her to intervene in the manufacturing process, using material research and experimentation to achieve new and surprising visual effects for projects both showcased in museum and commissioned by commercial clients and fashion houses. Sabine considers her designs to be true sensorial experiences and not simple static works: the experience becomes the function, with a refined and unique aesthetic.
Sabine recently won the prestigious Wallpaper awards ‘Designer of the year 2020’, the Design Prize 2019 in the 'Newcomer of the year' category, The Elle Deco International Design award 2019 'Young designer of the year’ and ‘GQ Men of the year 2019’ International Artist of the year.