Marc Meeuwissen works in Antwerp (Belgium) and Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands), lives in Antwerp.

After his study at the Academy of Art and Design, St. Joost, Breda (NL) he founded Absoluut Designers in 1990, a studio for graphic and 3-dimensional design in Bergen op Zoom, transformed to No-But in 2022.

In 2012 Dear Objects was launched to present 3D projects on commission with an autonomous approach. In 2019 he chose to create completely autonomous work, unique works or objects in small editions under the same name.
About the work
Dear Objects tells stories that reflect our time and represents them in 'functional' objects. ‘I tell you what I saw’ is the titel of the first series of objects in which the saw is not only one of the tools used, but the protagonist who exposes himself in its most brutal manner.

Narrative objects
'Dear Objects' tells you something about our time, not through the form, the style or the material, but through the context – the story. Functionality has no priority here. The objects show that our daily lives are increasingly influenced by the major changes that are taking place.
Household goods stacked on tables, firewood in a cargo bike, a kitchen counter as a home workplace - fleeting observations in which we literally see today’s big themes entering our homes.

Ode to the saw
In the series of objects entitled ‘I tell you what I saw’, the designer takes over the tools from the craftsman. The saw is allowed to show its work here as we rarely or never see it in the craft; rough and unpolished in its most honest appearance. His commitment remains visible on the surface and gives the objects a brutalist character.

‘I tell you what I saw’ – Dutch Design Week 2022

Brutalist architecture, typography and archetypes are an important source of inspiration.

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