Marie Michielssen: “The objects I make for Serax often reflect my background in graphic design, with strong influences from my artworks.”
A combination of opposites – rationality and intuition, male and female, graphic and organic. Marie Michielssen's designs are interwoven with contradictions. And that is precisely what makes them so special. Functional art or objects that stimulate creativity so that you can design your own work of art with it.
The Antwerp designer has a strong predilection for materials that she can model manually. At times completely intuitively, as in the case of the organic plaster Sculpture Lamp and the papier-mâché pots with matching lids. Other works display a clean or eclectic interplay of graphic lines, such as her stoneware pots with a lattice pattern, or her concrete round and oval pots, Seventies pots, and wine cooler. With her Disc Lamp and decorative set of four spatial figures, she takes it one step further and the lines become even more austere. But whatever she creates, the natural aspects of the materials, with all their irregularities, always remain visible.