perfume tools #DDW2012
Jules van den Langenberg is currently graduating at Design Academy Eindhoven. His fascination for how design arises has led to establishing a nomadic production house in which he initiates and curates design products and projects. In collaboration with designers, producers, craftsmen and experience experts of all kinds Jules carefully intertwines the potential, qualities and dreams of all individuals involved in co-creation processes.
During Dutch Design Week 2012 – a major event hosted in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, committed to showcasing the country’s burgeoning design and technological innovators – Jules will share with us some of his discoveries and “coup de coeur”.
Human kind has never managed to archive scent itself. We do however have records about historical scent containers like perfume pendants, crafted at times of romanticism. Mainly worn by the elite.
In contemporary form: Jody Kocken presents her ‘Perfume Tools’, a series of fragrance jewels that are meant for wearing scent.
Ironically the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate created the perfume tools because she has a perfume allergy, her project was thus born out of the personal wish to find a way to still wear fragrances. The tools she developed are of remarkable utilitarian aesthetics. Refined industrial objects. Jody’s expresses her practical nature and describes the function of her works: “all tools can be attached to the opening of a perfume bottle. The tools absorb the scent and work as fragrance diffusers that can be worn. In places where the skin is most vulnerable, the precious metal is warmed up so that the scent can travel. Any skin contact with the perfumed liquid is thus avoided.”
Jody hopes to make her work available for the world soon, preferably by further developing the project in collaboration with an established fashion label.