Developed a coherent body of work in various domains that include public space projects, product design and the applied arts.
Dear Human is the creative studio founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell in 2011. Since then, the studio has developed a coherent body of work in various domains that include public space projects, product design and the applied arts. Their projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by revealing the hidden potential of places and objects.
After meeting at a residency in Denmark, Jasna and Noel immediately began working on ideas together and haven’t stopped since. The collaboration is rooted in their common interests in craft traditions, sustainable making, and
unconventional material (re)use. Noel’s material expertise and attention to detail and Jasna’s improvisational sensibility and exploratory nature have led to a diverse portfolio.
All the tiles used in our production are handmade in our studio from scratch. Paper was used to make the tiles and entirely collected from the recycling bins of everyone around us.
After an array of experiments, paper tiles emerged as a successful product made from recycled paper. The tiles are as hard as board, light as cork, and can be printed or painted like paper.
Other than their decorative potential, they have great sound absorbing qualities and are easy to install. We continue to use 100% post-consumer paper collected from local businesses.