JULE CATS


Product Designer

IN DISGUISE

The project ‘In Disguise’ deals with forced migration within Dutch cities. Through conversations with inhabitants, housing agencies and architects, Jule Cats came to know more about the different thoughts and emotions connected to home-demolition. This research proved that barely anyone is willing to leave their home. People dealing with this situation feel angry, sad and unwanted. After the demolition process, the original inhabitants cannot return to their familiar districts. They feel like their feelings and situations are being ignored. This series of vases, made of plastic resin and concrete, translates this research into a physical object to reveal this theme.

The ‘In Disguise’ vases are currently on show at Mint Shop London during the London Design Festival 2017.

The project was spotted by ELLE Magazine at OBJECT Rotterdam 2017 – 
Click here to see their review

ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?
YES BUT IT HURTS

With this project, Jule captured one year in fifteen poems. When she finished writing she started designing and collecting materials that captured the sentiment of the poems. In the book, every poem is accompanied by a picture or material-sample that visually translates the message. Now the book has gained its physical form, it’s ready to be a source of inspiration for her upcoming projects.

The book is now available. Email your order to info@juledesign.nl.

DEMOLISHED MEMORIES

‘How can memories be translated into a new material?’ This was the main research-question for the project ‘Demolished Memories’. This side table is made out of a mixture of resin and grinded bricks from Jule’s demolished home. The colour of the table is fully gained by the colour of the bricks.

For a glimpse behind the scenes, have a look on Instagram!