The experiment was focused on the creation of new shapes based upon decorative pieces such as vases and bowls. During this trial, fragile materials (mostly plaster and thin cotton) were used to reform shapes.
Some objects kept their basic features while others served as a skeleton for something new. Upcycling these antiquated interior objects turned out to be a big hit and has led to the establishment of the Second Skin Collection, in which each and every product is handmade and one-of-a-kind.
Material and Function
Second Skin Collection products are designed with a plaster-cotton paste. After a shape has been determined, all products are carefully treated with a protective coating on the inside and outside, to prevent moist and dust damage. Color is added during this coating phase. Up to now, the collection is available in seven colors. Second Skin creations can be used as decoration by themselves or as a container for dry products (e.g.: uncut fruit, dried flowers).
“I really wanted to make something different with new ‘experimental’ material. Something rough, yet delicate, and at the same time classic in it’s construction. In every creative session, I try to find a mix of tactility and subtlety that maintains the characteristic rough edges of the collection.
The Second Skin Collection is the very first collection I have designed. I started JULY Product Styling the first of January 2015 and at the moment I am developing more ideas for new product collections.”
July Adrichem (1988) is a product stylist from The Netherlands. In 2012, she graduated as an Interior Stylist at the Artemis Academy Amsterdam. In that same year, she got hired by Piet Boon®.
July’s passion for color, material and new shapes, became obvious while working on projects at Piet Boon® for two years. During her time there, she created several styling products used for national and international projects. She worked on new prognoses and created themes for mood books and color palettes to apply in
styling projects. Her graphic design background enables her to have an eye for graphic details and organic shapes in the creation of new products. Nowadays, July works as a freelance stylist while setting up exciting new product lines, such as the Second Skin Collection.
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