Capturing memories of waste materials
For her newest designs, released during OBJECT Rotterdam this summer, Jule Cats pursued the perfect reflection; the ideal image of the past and future. Inspired by second-hand mirrors, she asked herself to what extent memories and time can be controlled. This question led to the creation of ‘FLOW’: a series of vibrant mirrors 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. The new collection visualizes letting go of time and moving along with its whimsical shapes.
'DROP' LIGHT PANEL
The 3,5 meter long light panel ‘DROP’ was commissioned by a design hotel in the Netherlands. The aim was to work with materials that were leftover from the construction, which resulted in this piece made from recycled wood, acrylic resin, and an epoxy topcoat to give the design depth.
'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
'RISE' Light - Part of the collection of the AN+ Design Museum Shenzhen, China
'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.
The ‘MEMORIES’ collection is part of the
‘IN DISGUISE’ project. The concrete refers to the dust of a demolished house, while the polyester captures its beauty. Every object is carefully made by hand, and can be used as ornament or paperweight.
Available in multiple colours
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