Recent graduates from the postgraduate program of Central Saint martins have come together with a selection of works which narrates materials, be it from nature itself or imaginary futurustic materials.
Giovanni Marmont questions the perception of things. With this project, he aims to stimulate people’s imagination, make them question their relationship with the objects they live with and leave room for them to reflect, interpret, play and take risk.
Yesenia Thibault-Picazo imagines how mining would be in the future. She observes and catalysed the slow geological phenomenon to manufacture human-made minerals out of the most distinctive materials of our epoch (aluminium, bones, plastics).
Helene Combal Weiss worships modern industrial manufactured materials. She investigates the ancient practice of animism which is the belief of natural physical entities possess a spiritual essence. Her investigation shows how industrailly manufactured products and materials could potentially become icons of our time.
Amy Radcliffe records scents like camera captures images. She thinks if an analogue, amateur-friendly system of odour capture and synthesis could be developed, we could see a profound change in the way we regard the use and effect of smells in our daily lives.
Loekie Smeets celebrates the physical transformation of natural materials. She works towards a more resourceful and sustainable future, she believes we can harness the smart sensing systems inherent to natural materials.
Text and images by Jing, Malaysia-born Netherlands-based designer/multimaker and the Queen of Everything.