By
Ariana Díaz Celma
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You may have heard about Carla Cascales before. A self-defined “contemporary designer”, she has been delighting us with her neat, minimalistic aesthetics for quite a while, expressed in different formats and with different purposes (professional and artistic).

Her series Etimo has caught our attention as we see it as a singular culmination of a cycle

Her consistency and expertise have won her a large fan base. Carla publishes all her work online: branding, graphic design, editorial design, illustrations, analogic photography and her most recent adventure: sculpture.

Her series Etimo has caught our attention as we see it as a singular culmination of a cycle. It feels as if all the drawings, designs and sketches she’s done so far have come to life in a real, palpable way and with a very special mystique. The series is made up of dispossessed objects that express certain nostalgia for lives past. “They are non-figurative sculpture made with recovered or found noble materials”.

The series is made up of dispossessed objects that express certain nostalgia for lives past

Pieces as minimalist and pristine as they are imperfect, inspired by the Japanese concept of Wabi Shabi, which calls for simplicity and clarity in things, as well as for their mutable and transitory nature, and by kintsugi, a technique for repairing broken ceramics that puts emphasis on the cracks as part of the object’s history. “The beauty of these concepts is that they apply to objects but also to people in that we must accept the passage of time and consider it an element of beauty; our scars make us stronger. I think these concepts help us to be happier and live better.”

For more on her work visit her web, follow her updates on Instagram, her sketches and illustrations no tumblr and her analog travel photographs here.