Maarten de Ceulaer

First studied Interior Design at the Sint-Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. After obtaining this degree, he decided to focus on product- and furniture design. Because of his interest in strong concepts and poetic, inspiring design, he continued his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He did internships in the studio`s of Danny Venlet and Alain Berteau in Brussels, and in India at Mudoffice, the studio of Vivek Radhakrisjnan. In 2007 he won the Dynamo Belgian Young Designers Award, Graduating 6 months later, he is currently travelling and doing volunteer work in India. His designs are based on a strong, simple and pure concept. He questions the world around him, and translates his answers into objects. Poetry, comfort, humour and the communication of ideas are very important aspects of his designs, and he wants to make useful and functional objects with that way of thinking. Conceptual as they may start, he wants his designs to be more then just ideas or whimsical thoughts. A good concept in a good product is what he hopes to achieve.