Graduation Design Academy Eindhoven
How can the sentimental value of materials extend their use? We grow up through layers of material in domestic space. With each discarded layer of material, comes another phase in our life as well. What happens to these materials once we’ve moved on?
Molten Memories started as an archive of found materials from our collective past, taking pieces from house renovation and demolition sites from around the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands. The piece is made entirely from reclaimed materials; discarded carpets were spun into new yarn and tufted to form texture reminiscent of toys on the floor. The cheap qualities of laminate wood were transformed into organic islands and edges from broken tiles were smoothened to form soft river stones.
The Molten Memories carpet invites us to take the perspective of a child once again, through its exaggerated scale. Boulders become mountains, grass grows between garden stones and the world seems to come alive. Just like memories, the sections melt together and the lines between fact and fiction start to blur. Take a moment to re-experience childhood and reconsider the materials that were part of it.
More Sarah Roseman > 18.11.2021
Photos: Barry Llewellyn