Material Illusions - Poetics of the everyday.
`Material illusions´ brings together a collection of materials which all simulate an aesthetic known from nature.
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.
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 man-made and nature-simultating sample palette.
After initial experimentation these materials were developed into sculptural interior ornaments and bespoke furniture pieces. The non standardised nature of waste allows each piece to become one of a kind while taking advantage of new material properties such as high durability, light weight and structure.
The names of the materials and objects orignate from the illusion which they represent