Lena Winterink

Department: Public Private


What: How can we carry object-related memories with us without holding on to the actual objects? ‘Mementos’ makes it easier to discard things, by rendering them into a unique textile print first.

Why: As minimal living is on the rise, we start to question the need for things – especially those without a practical function. And yet, can you throw out the trinkets you once collected, a precious stone found on a faraway beach, or personal letters from the past?

How: Lena Winterink will take them off your hands to create an exclusive pattern design. What about a kimono with your former collection, a tablecloth filled with souvenirs, or a duvet cover cherishing your correspondence? The objects are gone, but the mementos remain.

“The beauty of an object is in its memory, which we should cherish”

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Ronald Smits