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Marie Michielssen

Marie Michielssen is a renowned Belgian designer, particularly known for her eclectic and imaginative home accessory designs. With a design career spanning over 20 years with the Belgian brand Serax, Michielssen draws inspiration from daily life, making ordinary, everyday elements beautiful and unique. Her designs often integrate discarded materials at Serax, which gives her a broad canvas for experimentation. Moreover, her fascination with paper, a recyclable and neutral material, is evident in her work, underlining her commitment to environmental sustainability and her skill in turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Serax White Earth Table Lamp - Marie Michielssen
Serax White Earth Table Lamp
2 variants
Serax Catherine Table Lamp
Serax Catherine Table Lamp
Serax Catherine Table Lamp
€238,82
Serax Vase Héléna Marie
Serax Vase Héléna Marie
Serax Vase Héléna Marie
€12,09
Serax Floor Lamp White Earth
Serax Floor Lamp White Earth
Serax Floor Lamp White Earth
€869,00
Serax Mirror Black Marie Thick Rim
Serax Mirror Black Marie Thick Rim
4 variants
Serax Vase Wind & Fire
Serax Vase Wind & Fire
Serax Vase Wind & Fire
€90,94
Serax Mirror XL
Serax Mirror XL
Serax Mirror L
Serax Mirror L
Serax Mirror M
Serax Mirror M
Serax Vase Beige Les Femmes
Serax Vase Beige Les Femmes
4 variants
Serax Vase Beige Les Femmes
€17,64
Serax Mirror S
Serax Mirror S
Serax Vase Wind & Fire With Handles
Serax Vase Wind & Fire With Handles
Serax Vase with Handles Papier Maché Earth
Serax Vase with Handles Papier Maché Earth
2 variants
Serax Wall Lamp S Papier Maché Earth
Serax Wall Lamp S Papier Maché Earth
Serax Round Coffee table Fiber Pawn
Serax Round Coffee table Fiber Pawn
Serax Floor Lamp L Papier Maché Earth
Serax Floor Lamp L Papier Maché Earth
Serax Tealight Holder White Alabaster
Serax Tealight Holder White Alabaster
3 variants
Serax Vase Billy 04
Serax Vase Billy 04
2 variants
Serax Vase Billy 04
€56,28
Serax Wall Niche Papier Maché Earth
Serax Wall Niche Papier Maché Earth
Serax Mirror E
Serax Mirror E
Serax Side Table Metal Round Pawn
Serax Side Table Metal Round Pawn
2 variants

Marie Michielssen, an esteemed in-house designer at Serax with more than 20 years of experience, has an impressive portfolio that seamlessly blends functionality and aesthetics. Her designs embody an artful balance of purpose and beauty, resulting from her exclusive use of materials that possess a 'soul', which consistently delivers distinctive aesthetics in each of her works. Annually, she enriches the Serax brand with two new collections, a testament to her unwavering creativity and innovation.

Michielssen is known for her resourceful approach to design. Her 'prototypes', the earliest versions of her creations, are often made from discarded materials at Serax. This practice not only underscores her commitment to sustainability but also allows her to engage in extensive experimentation, manipulating these materials into a variety of forms and expressions. Her work's magic lies in her ability to give a new lease of life to otherwise overlooked materials, turning the mundane into extraordinary design pieces.

One of her key areas of expertise is her work with papier-mâché. Michielssen's papier-mâché designs, ranging from decorative objects to functional pieces like lamps and vases, showcase her aptitude for manipulating and transforming this versatile material. Her childhood fascination with paper has evolved into a professional passion, creating recyclable, eco-friendly designs that exhibit a refreshing simplicity and distinctive aesthetics.

Marie Michielssen's designs encapsulate a fascinating journey from the mundane to the magical, illustrating the transformative power of design. Whether it is the use of discarded materials or her intricate papier-mâché creations, Michielssen consistently demonstrates her commitment to sustainability and her mastery over design, making her a pivotal figure in contemporary design.