While designers at the beginning of the industrial revolution aimed for functional pieces that were easy to produce, product and material designer Linde Freya (°1987, works in Brussels) wants to reintegrate the human touch in these machine-made pieces. To reach this goal she looks with her studio Destroyers/Builders for new, more refined applications of raw and often natural or recycled materials. A beautiful example is her Carved Series (2016). Although the objects are made from an at first sight poor material such as chipwood, they got enriched through a new application of the traditional carved wood technique. By using nuanced, partly transparent colours Freya wants to reveal the power of the original material. She manages to create tactile, sensible and emotionally overwhelming pieces that appeal to all of your senses. Doing so, she brings wealth into daily objects. To obtain more pleasurable objects for our homes and offices she strives to infiltrate these more human-based ideas into her projects.