Design plays a crucial role in defining the perceived value of materials, particularly when juxtaposed with items intended for disposal. Whether in architecture or object design, classic materials like marble, wood, ceramics, and glass have stood the test of time, symbolizing western social values and becoming markers of commerce, power, and class. In this context, design acts as a means of perpetuating these values by shaping materials either as revered forms to be cherished and maintained or as fleeting and disposable items.
By shaping‘valuable’ materials and processes to adapt into the often discarded, the furniture collection takes on the appearance of a physical Trompe l'oeil, an optical illusion. By challenging conventional perceptions of value and reconsidering how materials take shape through design, the use of cardboard and tape nudges the furniture's form, shedding light on the materiality we have disregarded or left behind.
Furniture, Handsculpted ceramics and Leather . 2022.