Spellbound: stained glass

“ Cutting, hanging, moving, binding, winding, bending while being mesmerised by the aesthetics of the material.” 

Working with the material Jessica supplied me with is like being a kid in a candy store. I have an on-going fascination for plastic objects I come across in my day-to-day life; sweet wrappers, market bags, bottles caps etc. It’s like finding little gems! It is within these products where I see the beauty, an aesthetic quality that typically little is noted. For me they can be an inspiration for a new starting point to work from or I literally use the found object and transform it into something new.
The way Jessica processes the plastic: color categorised, transformed into a new material to work with, is really a great way to show the materials aesthetic qualities. 

While playing with different color combinations and the density of transparency, the material made me think of stained glass windows and the effect it has when light shines through. This was the starting point to work from. 

I wanted to make an object that emphasises the aesthetics of the material and reflects the playfulness of the process I used on this project.

This project was part of the ReChallenge collaboration together with Jessica Den Hartog. Jessica invited four designers to use her material from the ReColored-library and transform various samples into new products.

This exhibition was part of the Dutch Design Week 2019 in Eindhoven.