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“We may acquire concepts by our perceptual experience of physical objects, but we would be mistaken if we thought that the concepts that we grasp were on the same level as the things we perceive.”

Plato, Allogory of the Cave, the Republic (Approximately 380BC)


Plato’s point in the Allogory of the Cave is that the general terms of our language are not “names” of the physical objects that we can see but rather they are actually names of things that we cannot see, things that we can only grasp with the mind.


My collection is based on this principal, true reality is one’s own reality.


I have tried to translate this concept into my designs by creating a different perceptual experience of a physical object, using shadow and reflection. By using shadows and reflection, I tried to create a new perceived reality, as you will now experience things you were not able to experience before.


Model: Cézanne Baijer

Photographer: Carlijn van Tankeren

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