Mariska is an award-winning South African born Interior Designer and artist based in Dubai. Mariska is extremely passionate about art, design, food, travel and reusing beautiful recycled items and turning them into functional art.
The inspiration behind her collections started with Nespresso capsules. She felt the pods were just too beautiful to end up in the bin and wanted to find a better way of recycling them.
After cleaning 913 Nespresso pods, opening them into hundreds of flowers and assembling them, the first “Coffee Addiction Lamp” was created. Soon after the first lamp, she started to explore different ways to use recycled elements in her painting as well and to create something beautiful out of waste.
Mariska has recently exhibited at the R Gallery, Cartoon Art Gallery, Index as part of the DAF group, and also at the Workshop Gallery as part of the Ajala Project. Mariska has also hosted Exhibitions of her own.
Mariska’s creations are currently in the art collections of Kris Fade, a radio presenter for the Kris Fade radio show on Virgin Radio Dubai, Black Coffee a world-renowned DJ and producer and Mason Plumlee, an NBA basketball player for the Denver Nuggets.