Capturing memories of waste materials
For the ‘FLOW’ series, Jule Cats asked herself to what extent memories and time can be controlled. This question led to the creation a series of vibrant designs made from recycled mirrors, natural minerals, and acrylic resin. By using recycled mirrors, ‘FLOW’ tells the viewer that there have been many reflections before theirs, and there are many more to come.
In today‘s world, where uncertainty seems to be the norm, it can be challenging to find acceptance in the unpredictable. For the design of the FLOW Light, Jule Cats challenged herself to embrace the idea that sometimes the unplanned can lead to exciting outcomes. The shape of the design embodies this idea, taking its inspiration from the fluid, unpredictable shapes that time can take. It is a celebration of the beauty that can be found in letting go and moving with the flow, even when things seem uncertain.
Dimensions: 1,50 cm high
Materials: Water based resin, mineral powders.
'DROP' LIGHT PANEL
'IN DISGUISE' VASES
Most memories are there to be cherished, but that’s not always easy when the physical part of a memory fades away. Jule Cats knows that feeling very well since the moment her house had to be demolished. She felt the need to capture the rubble of the demolished homes, and create objects that showed its beauty and emotional value. The combination of contrasting materials which is used in the ‘IN DISGUISE’ series, forces the viewer to take a closer look and discover the world within.
Available in three models: the Heart,
Diamond and Rock
Sometimes memories can get in the way of change. Letting go of the past can be hard, but it’s essential in order to move on and rise from the ashes. The design of the ‘RISE’ series reflects optimism and hope that can grow from waste – and the memories attached to it.
Available in two sizes, from 30 cm to 40 cm
'SOLID' SIDE TABLE
The design of the ‘SOLID’ Side Table is inspired by a sense of belonging and strength that evolves when memories have been turned into a physical shape. When looking at this design, if feels as if the heavy material is floating on its thin legs. But just like the feeling of confidence, this design is solid as a rock.
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