Pieter Maes is a designer living and working in Paris. His portfolio ranges from handmade custom and serial furniture to industrial products. In search of timelessness, Maes is fascinated by primal art and the artifacts left behind from the 99% of unwritten human history.
Born in Antwerp, Maes studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
After graduating in 2004, he interned at Ora-ïto in Paris. After which he returned to Antwerp to work for Vincent Van Duysen, designing furniture and objects. In 2014 the Illum collection for Tribú was presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, a collaboration with Marc Merckx. In 2015 he collaborated with Raphael Navot on the design development of Hotel National des Arts et Métiers, Paris.
In 2017 he moved his practice to Paris, engaging in new projects with a host of new collaborators.
Glyph is a collection of lighting sculptures. It is the first chapter of a larger study in monolithic archetypes.
The word ‘Glyph’ means character or sculptured symbol. These primordial motifs are inherited from early human ancestors yet still universally present in our collective unconscious, therefore they remain timeless.
Each of the forms in the collection proposes a possible figure in an unknown language.
The collection is entirely handcrafted in reinforced plaster, which makes each element unique in its form-deviation and texture.
handmade fiberglass - reinforced plaster on metal matrix
Light source : LED, dimable, 2700K
Limited edition of 7 per Glyph , signed / numbered / certificate of authenticity