TO THE BONE
Two designers with completely different approaches and signatures. The strength of their collaboration lies in the conflict, challenging each other to get ahead. In their work they merge research, material and construction.
The earliest characteristics of our civilisation can be seen in treated bones. Bone is a material that has historically been used to make tools jewelry and other products. Today bone is viewed as waste; it is crushed and burnt. Michiel and Jetske are giving bone another lease of life by highlighting its beauty.
These images show a collection of shapes made from cow bone. With this research they examine the characteristics of the material and explore its usability. Searching for a way to use the old skeleton and creating a new framework.
A collaboration between Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser