maarten de ceulaer: mutation series
maarten de ceulaer: mutation series
apr 10, 2012

maarten de ceulaer: mutation series

‘mutation series’ by maarten de ceulaer all images photographed by nico neefs

belgium-based designer maarten de ceulaer presents his ‘mutation series’ at this year’s milan design week 2012. the pieces resemble the organic transformation of cells that have grown out of scale due to a virus or nuclear reaction. de ceulaer is taking an experimental review of classical furniture upholstery, as each item is created by carefully composing patterns with cut-offs of foam spheres of various sizes, which are then applied to the structure. the entire object is then coated with durable rubber mirroring a tactile velvet-like finish, making each design completely different and unique. the prototypes range in size from small ottomans and stools to large sofas and over-sized chairs.

maarten de ceulaer: mutation series blue sofa





maarten de ceulaer: mutation series armchair





maarten de ceulaer: mutation series green and yellow seating





maarten de ceulaer: mutation series chair





maarten de ceulaer: mutation series black ottomans

*update: ‘mutation series’ by maarten de ceulaer is being presented at designmiami/ 2012.

  • WoW awesome wish I could buy them now! I have been looking for a cool couch for some time. (hope the are cat scratch proof LOL) It would be a great complement next to another spherical object i saw here once called Bubble CloX …..

    Darien Lee
  • ..grow our own furniture…hmmm, and maybe, one day, we’ll use snot to power our cars, and train our pets to clean our bottoms for us… it’s a dangerously overstated one-liner, and the forms themselves are completely lacking in any subtlty and finesse -guaranteed to become tiresome after a short while.

    It’s the pretence, the conceit of this sort of thing, that leads to the market having an allergic reaction to contemporary furniture design. A single piece, as a collectible art piece perhaps, but a whole family of development? Goodness me!

  • Make me think to the movie \” The Blob \”…

  • seen this already 20 times.. and im just 18.. its cool but not original

  • excellent !!!
    simple , funny , creative , welldone
    just loved it


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