REPOSSI X SABINE MARCELIS (2016)
JUL 12 2016
Sabine Marcelis, represented by Side Gallery, was approached by architecture firm OMA to collaborate on the development of materials that were to be applied to the construction of the new Repossi Flagship store at 6, Place Vendome in Paris.
The architectural firm were keen to explore and utilize unconventional materials in order to synthesis the architecture with the jewelry on display. Sabine Marcelis, known for her material investigations and her constant desire to discover new material limits was the perfect partner for the commission. Since graduating from Eindhoven School of Design in 2011 just five years prior to the collaboration, the designer has been operating Studio Sabine Marcelis. The studio works in collaboration with industry specialists, Marcelis is then able to intervene in the manufacturing processes employing her material research and experimentation to achieve new and surprising visual effects, applying a strong aesthetic point of you to the material development processes.
"The designer's desire to create likenesses to light rays and reflections has associated her work with the natural elements"
Marcelis’ work for the Repossi flagship store was a continuation of her material experimentation. The application of resin and glass to the store’s interior was chosen to introduce diverse degrees of reflections and color refractions. Marcelis association with resin and glass is a result of her continual investigation and development of the material’s properties. The designer’s desire to create likenesses to light rays and reflections has associated her work with the natural elements. For the flagship store Marcelis’ created a library of laminated glass, mirrors and aluminum panels to dress the interiors of the three floors. The misty glass, reflective aluminum and tinted mirrors, created a rich sense of translucency throughout the store, generating continuity by reconnecting the interior architecture and with the jewelry itself, as “distant relatives, operating at different resolutions”.