ART & scent objects

objects with and about scent




project: STILLS

'Experience Driven Innovation'


Thus the discovery can begin. From being a witness to becoming a participant: each object will stimulate each person on a different level.


The word ‘Still’ means alambic and refers to ‘silent’ in the Dutch language.‘Stills’ are also photos of a scene. The leading roles of these scenes are played by fragrances and stories of the plants.

The fragrances used in the stills are originating from essential oils.

The plant- and fragrance stories are based on a cross-reference of objective historical and traditional use, modern properties and subjective experiences of users of the oils.

Each object is a visual and olfactory metaphor of psychodynamic processes of the fragrance.


Click to watch the STILLS movie


The common outcome will be relaxing and give fragrant food for thought.



STILLS on website

'Experience Driven Innovation'


The initiative for this experience-driven innovation website stems from the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology.





Project dates:

August 2009 The Stills were presented during the “Levenskunstbeurs’ in august 2009.

March 2010: Stills presented at the international symposium in Grasse, France. Feedback of expert colleagues.

April-October 2010: Tree-Stills at the botanical garden of Utrecht University