The Betweenness Collection is a series of bodily vessels made out of building materials, as a comment to our industries and the toxic waste that derives from it. Hard materials such as plaster, concrete and insulation foam are mixed with waste materials from the construction industries, to create soft shapes resembling that of a bust from an ancient lost civilisation. The vessels are meant as an embodiment of two opposites: the beautiful and the ugly, the functional and the decorative, toxicity and the body. They pose the question; if we think of buildings as our bodies, should we see them as very sick ones?

Julia Olanders took her bachelor in Contemporary Jewelry 2015 at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and her master degree in Design at Konstfack in Stockholm 2019. She has since then shown her work at a variety of museums and galleries, such as ArkDes in Stockholm, Super House in New York and most recent a series of lamps at the London Design Festival 2021, though the danish design platform Adorno Design.

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MA Design at Konstfack, Stockholm
BA Contemporary Jewellery at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 

Exhibitions

2021 – MAXIMALIST 180°, Adorno Design, London Design Week, London, England
2021 – Stockholm Inspiration Trip, Puig, Stockholm, Sweden
2021 – A Piece for Life, Suicide Zero, Stockholm, Sweden
2021 – “Soil, Surface, Sky”, Cluster Craft Book Launch, London Craft Week, London, England
2020 – Mellanting, Kaleido Galleri, Uppsala, Sweden 
2020 – Ung Svensk Form, IKEA Museum, Älmhult, Sweden
2020 – Ung Svensk Form 2020, ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden
2020 – Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 – Spring Exhibition, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 – Nuda Magazine, Dinner with Perroni Event, Stockholm Sweden
2019 – Transformation / Wasteland, Group Exhibition, Värnamo Sweden
2015 – Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Nederlands
2012 – GW Pond, Around The Table, Group exhibition, Amsterdam, Nederlands