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Design By Mai specializes in unique decorative lamps created by designer Mai Waelkens. The Skybeamer 200 is now perking up in triplicate the spectacular atrium of Poppi Coffee & Wine Bar at the Ghent Marriott Hotel in Belgium. “We are very delighted to announce this unique cooperation with a 100% Belgian designer based in Ghent”, says Cleome Clements, Marketing Executive of Ghent Marriott. The UFO shaped Skybeamers are 200 cm in diameter and are perfectly breaking through the space while appearing afloat. With adjustable beam width achieved by twisting the lower shell, the lamps project a sharp beam of atmospheric light onto the wide atrium, which creates an interesting interaction between the objects and the space. Mai explains, “We were looking for a space where we could showcase these lamps, and the atrium at the Ghent Marriott was just perfect. It has all the right elements to truly emphasize the design of the lamp and the impact and contribution it brings to this unique space.”
The designer Mai founded her own interior design company after returning home from an internship at a design company in Cape Town, South Africa. The next seven years she mainly designed interiors, but there was always a passion for product design. Mai started to create the first prototypes of her lamps, establishing her first collection of high end pendants in 2014. Mai Waelkens’ eye-catching creations are made by hand from beginning to end. Working through an organic process the result can be categorized as original design art.
The Ghent Marriott Hotel on the Korenlei, in the historic center of Ghent, opened its doors March 20, 2007. The hotel has 150 comfortable guest rooms and suites and nine meeting rooms. Enjoy some relaxing time at the Poppi Coffee & Wine Bar, Brixx Cellar Lounge or the in-house gourmet restaurant Coeur d’Artichaut, with a wonderful terrace and view over the river Lys and the historical façades of the Graslei. We hope you will come and stay with us at the Ghent Marriott Hotel on your next visit to our city.