Jule Cats’ urge to design evolves from her desire to be fascinated by materials and stories. Layering plays an important role in her work; with her objects she shows the beauty and emotional value of materials. Within this process, she is always looking for an element of wonder. To Jule Cats, it isn’t interesting if at first glance it’s clear how an object is made. Her designs trigger curiosity, which makes room to share the underlying story.
Good memories are to be cherished, but that’s not always easy when the tangible part of a memory fades away. Jule Cats knows that feeling very well since the moment her house had to be demolished. It felt strange that the place she had such fond memories of, would disappear completely. She felt the need to capture the rubble of the demolished homes, and create objects that showed its beauty and emotional value. The combination of contrasting materials which is used in her series ‘IN DISGUISE’, ‘RISE’ and ‘SOLID’, invites the viewer to take a closer look and discover the world within.