Material illusions´ brings together a collection of materials which all simulate an aesthetic known from nature. Common waste materials, such as denim, paper, styrofoam and glass were found and collected from different waste sources. These were treated with the same appreciation as raw materials. Through craftsmanship and experimentation these waste materials were developed to Material Illusion - A in a man-made and nature-simultating sample palette which then was developed further into sculptural interior ornaments and bespoke furniture pieces.
The decline of nature's raw resources increasingly forces us to work with non-virgin materials as opposed to extracting even more of our planets finite goods. Seeing wastestreams as a future quarry, a starting point rather than an end point therefore became the mission of this study.
Commissioned bespoke material experimentation and development for the water bar at Selfridges London designed by David Chipperfield Architects. A material study based on simulating water in its three states of matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas.