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This press kit includes a biography (including high and low res photographs), a design manifesto, High and low res photographs of Speculum + information and external information (materials etc) about Speculum. High and low res photographs of 30X30 (Copper & Steel) + information and external information (materials etc) about 30X30 (Copper & Steel). Feel free to download.
Lilith (Hebrew: לית ִלי ִLîlîṯ) is a figure in Jewish mythology. 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, which gives a mysterious and unblemished atmosphere. The mirrors are made with polished aluminium bent to create a column of mirrors.
Sometimes we feel the need for space – do we really need it? Or is a spatial feeling enough to ease our mind?
‘Speculum’ creates the illusion of space. Soft tone mirrors play with light and dimension, creating a mesmerizing tunnel of light that triggers the imagination. Touch the mirror and the wormhole opens up, touch it again and the tunnel changes its course.
Feel like Alice in Wonderland and allow yourself to take a leap into this parallel poetic world. Maybe you’ll find the white rabbit...
30 X 30 Concrete pavement tiles are the most used public product in the Netherlands, they are often considered cheap and ugly. As a way of elevating the aesthetics of public space and architecture.
Simone Smelt created a set of copper (and steel) sleeves for the most used tile in the Netherlands.
Elevating something ordinary into something magical.
Fascinated by aesthetics and the human imagination, Simone Smelt combines endless imaginative concepts with minimal aestetics.
Simone Smelt often creates a poetic and visual concept, followed up by playing with materials and colors to unveil the concept and create a fitted feeling.
Focussing on dynamic and transformable objects as a way of creating a sustainable solution to boredom; dynamic design can be an ever surprising journey.