'IN DISGUISE' VASES
Fascination is a central element to Jule Cats’ designs, stimulating interaction between the object and the user. With her current handmade collections, she creates a sense of mystery by combining contrasting materials into one object.
The origin of the ‘IN DISGUISE’ collection lies within the housing system of Dutch cities. Having lived in houses that were on the list to be demolished, Jule Cats experienced the grief that comes with being forced to leave your home.
With this handmade series she shows how beautiful the waste product still is. By combining concrete remains with polyester, she developed multiple designs showing the beauty and emotional value of a waste product.
Available in three models: the Heart,
Diamond and Rock
The collection ‘RISE’ is based on the urge of holding on to memories. Sometimes letting go of the past is hard, but essential in order to move on and rise from the ashes. The design of this series derived from the previous collection ‘IN DISGUISE’, where Jule Cats paid attention to home demolition in Dutch cities. However, the ‘IN DISGUISE’ series contains a sense of grief and melancholy, whereas these lights reflect acceptation and hope.
Available in two sizes, from 30 to 40 cm.
Now on show at the AN+ Design Museum Shenzhen, China
All the collections are handmade, therefore each product has its own unique details.
Jule Cats: "Fascination is central to my designs, to stimulate interaction between my design and the user."
With her latest handmade design ‘SOLID’, Jule Cats closes the circle of emotions that comes with the grief of being forced to leave your home. The design is inspired by the realisation that every small step has led to the ultimate goal – a sense of belonging and strength. When looking at this design, if feels as if the heavy material is floating on the 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.