FUTURE MORE is a collective founded by young designers that share the believe and interest to collaborate, inspire and be inspired by the industry. Two worlds that rely on each others capabilities and together are able to reinforce there professions. Based upon a shared search for knowledge that gets formed as well as defined by discovering the unknown. Aspired by the dynamics of cooperation.
Collectively we serve as a platform where individual skills are united to construct a diversified sensibility. We question “nowadays” along with “future” design issues that reach beyond the traditional field of product design. These talks lead into a forecast serving as our joint design approach. Where ideas not just stay concepts but will be furthermore developed into meaningful projects shaped to rethink, respect and certainly wonder.
Lilith (Hebrew: Lîlît) is a figure in Jewish mythology, developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud (3rd to 5th centuries). Lilith appears as Adam’s first wife, who was created at the same time and from the same dirt as Adam. Lilith left Adam after she refused to become subservient to him and then would not return to the Garden of Eden after she had coupled with the archangel Samael.
Lilith is often envisioned as a dangerous demon of the night, who is sexually wanton.
Inspired by Lilith’s legacy, Simone Smelt created a series of mirrors reflecting and distorting light and it’s surroundings. The light is reflected into different angels, creating a shattered image, whichgives a mysterious and unblemished atmosphere. The mirrors are made with polished aluminium bent to create a column of mirrors.
We should reconsider how we consume first nature. Humans have seen nature as something submissive, but the tide must turn. In our drive to build a better world, we consume the resources that nature provides and neglect the precious materials that go to waste during the process. All tough there are still a lot of precious qualities hidden in them.
These objects are conceived from eggshells, a waste stream of a large industry. Eggs have become a very obvious source of protein and we all know where eggs come from but eggshells go to waste. This forgotten material is now translated into a new tactile material; by doing so hidden qualities are revealed and open opportunities for new, sustainable applications.
Aristaeus (Greek: Aristaios), was the culture hero awarded with the discovery of many useful arts, including bee-keeping. Punished for his misbehaviors, all his bees died by a sudden dead. His dearest creatures were taken away and caused him to sacrifice.
Our most precious creatures, bee’s and all insects that carry our human existence should be worshipped. Led by the repetition of human architecture and the believe to be minor towards our pollinating gods, these sky rising settlements were created.
Temples that not only fulfill the need for a growing number of insect to pollinate our flowers but at the same time bring beauty and impact to balconies and tiny gardens.
Ancient times bring us two types of fossils, the immaterial and material. like in Greek mythology, myths have raised awareness and explained the origins of the world, their gods and natural phenomena such as the primal elements, earth, water, fire and air. These stories can be seen as organic fossils formed by time and man. Their tools and products on the other hand, give us a more practical understanding of how our ancestors lived and behaved.
One smoker dumps about 3000 cigarette butts in nature each year. One person produces 1.75 kg plastic waste per month, of which 1,00 kg is not-separated. One household counts an average of 93 electrical appliances, 10 % of cable-guided energy is wasted.
Today, topical subjects are explained by facts and statistics. In this project, the statistics are the immaterial and the subject the material. By researching the qualities of these FUTURE FOSSILS, Jasper playfully reflects on the current status by creating metaphoric objects based upon these statistics. To be used in home atmosphere, where a difference can be made and the discussion must be conducted.
Metal tubes, beams and profiles, became a primal resource as building elements. This material provides, despite of it’s relatively lightweight characteristic, a capacity of strength and is therefore used consistently as an alternative towards other classic materials.
Aiming to change the context of the material itself, few incisions were made by using modern cutting techniques to create functional and surprising home accessories. The objects are focussing on maintaining the original character of each individual tube.
This collection is inspired by and named after Dutch proverbs; short powerful sayings which are passed on for generations, indicating collective wisdom and morality. They describe the objects’ purpose and insinuate a story yet to happen.
‘The gods created the earth but the Dutch created the Netherlands’ Our desire to plan, design and create the environment we are living in has given the Netherlands its current shape. With the rising water levels and a quickly changing climate, we might have to reconsider this relation and partner up with our surroundings. The floaters are designed to be in harmony with the altering land and waterscape. When land is dry this outdoor furniture serves as seating elements, but as soon the water level rises, they gradually change their function into a floating buoy.
Where in a myth, one perspective is told, PERCEPTIVE has two narrators,the bended and the tilted. This project aims to show different approaches through changing your point of view. These objects exist out of two components being in dialogue, which leads to various stories. PERCEPTIVE is a visual myth where wondering is the main ingredient to start a discussion on how different perspectives lead to different perceptions
Co-founders / Art directors FUTURE MORE Collective