‘Inner Weather’, a design for an air cooler and humidifier, was based on Eloïse Maës’ research of porcelain sand with Studio Unfold. Porcelain possesses the ability to absorb and diffuse water. Its porous nature allows the water to soak into the cavities between the tiny grains of porcelain sand. If you add colour to the liquid, the water’s path becomes even more fascinating to track, and pouring and watching it becomes like a meditative ritual. When the water evaporates, the colour remains, and the process repeats when you pour again. As you cool the room, you cool your mind as well.
Photo by Femke Rijerman