Mattice Boets is a designer whose work is deeply inspired by the dynamic and fluid structures found in nature. His designs are created through an instinctive and artistic approach to design to create designs with a deeper and relevant reason behind its existing. In his work, he aims to rethink its shape based on its use case and connect different elements of a design to each other through smooth and organic transitions that are formed by functionality and logic to create one coherent entity. Mattice has been in industrial, architectural, digital and fine arts related pursuits for the last six years, completing his award-winning high school graduation project in Industrial Arts in 2017. Discovering his passion for industrial design during his two years of studying Industrial Arts at PIKOH, Belgium. Continuing his pursuits in design, he is currently studying Industrial Product Design at Howest in Kortrijk, Belgium. Recently, Mattice has been awarded the Golden and Bronze A' Design Award in the 2018 - 2019 edition for his Reverse clock and Liquid Table design. Additionally, he has been honored to be included in the World Design Rankings finishing on the ninth place for Belgium and also ranked on the sixty-first place worldwide on the Design Classifications rankings in the category Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design.
September 2014 - July 2017, Digital Arts, certificate, Academy For Fine Arts Hasselt, HASSELT/BELGIUM
January 2015 - June 2017, Industrial Arts, Kunsthumaniora Hasselt, HASSELT/BELGIUM
September 2017 - July 2021, Industrial Product Design, BA, Howest, KORTRIJK/BELGIUM
September 2021 - September 2022, Architectural Design, MA, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, LONDON/UK
2018 - 2020, designer, Made, LONDON/UK
2019 - present, designer, Ross Lovegrove Studio, LONDON/UK
2022 - present, Founder & Design Director, Atelier Mattice Boets, HASSELT/BELGIUM
AWARDS AND PRIZES
2017, 1st Place in the category engineering, GIP Awards Howest 2017, KORTRIJK/BELGIUM
2018, shortlisted & manufacturing partnership with Made, Talent Lab, LONDON/UK
2019, Golden A' Design Award, Reverse Clock, COMO/ITALY
2019, Bronze A' Design Award, Liquid Table, COMO/ITALY
2022, Bronze A' Design Award, Flow Armchair, COMO/ITALY
2022, Bronze A' Design Award, Pebble Outdoor Sofa, COMO/ITALY
Flow is an armchair inspired by the flow of water. It’s a design that captures a static image of water flowing over rocks, two different elements that while in motion form one coherent entity and shape themselves around whatever crosses its path. It is as if the person sitting on the armchair were a rock, while the water flows around the person’s body. This creates a design that perfectly fits around the human body while being entirely unique from every angle.
Mattice Boets, 2021.
Pebble is an outdoor sofa made from white-grey cork. It consists of various pebble-like cushions that perfectly fit together. The sofa can be left outdoors permanently and is resilient against natural weathering. It can be enjoyed out in the sun during any time of the year. The design translates the tactility of pebbles, the urge to feel and touch, into a pebble-like composition that everyone can experience.
Mattice Boets, 2021.
Liquid is a light and strong modern table design that creates a lightweight impression through its soft lines and ultrathin profile. Due to the metal finish and the design language of the pleated corners, the design radiates the solidity of steel. By choosing high-quality Epoxy fortified with E-fiber Glass, not only does the table look lightweight, it only weighs 14 kilos. As a result of this and its timeless design, you can easily move it around in every space.
Mattice Boets, 2018.