Maarten De Ceulaer studied Interior Design at the Sint-Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels, where he graduated in 2005. Attracted by conceptual and narrative design, he continued his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven and was selected for Toegepast 10. A strong passion for travelling inspired his graduation project ‘A Pile of Suitcases’, which was immediately picked up by Nina Yashar, founder of the renowned Milanese gallery Nilufar. Since then, Maarten regularly catches attention for the highly evocative, poetic and playful touch he gives his objects. Maarten De Ceulaer has received prestigious design awards (Belgian Young Designer award 2007, Henry Van De Velde award for Young Talent 2013), and was featured in international design magazines, publications and newspapers. He works with different international galleries.