date: April 14th–18th, 2010 location: Via Alserio 22, Milano
During Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2010 Droog presented5135 items saved from liquidation sales and other leftovers.
Every month about 500 companies in the Netherlands go bankrupt. Where do their products go? In the past several months we have been bidding on liquidation auction items ranging from handkerchiefs to dog baskets. We acquired 5135 items—1 water cooler, 1 dining table, 2 bar stools, 4 metal trays, 6 wooden trays, 8 mirrors, 10 small bowl sets, 11 cups, 14 dog baskets, 20 dish towels, 40 glass vases, 50 safety vests, 60 sets of cutlery, 80 folding chairs, 90 flower pots, 100 candy pots, 102 wooden spoons, 168 plates of glass, 200 saltshakers, 448 wallets, 500 matchboxes, 720 cola glasses, and 2500 handkerchiefs.
Having invited 14 designers to consider these items as raw material for creative re-interpretation, the result is a new collection of 19 products, with outcomes ranging from folding chairs manicured by nail artists, to handkerchiefs that distribute selected daily news articles, to spoons with non-edible yet mouth-watering coatings. A pragmatic starting point with surprising outcomes, the presentation celebrates the re-use potential of leftovers as a valid approach to product design and development. All items were immediately available for sale in editions dictated by the limited liquidation lot quantities. Take a look at our new owners on our blog.
Revivers: Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen, Atelier Ted Noten, Ed Annink, Eric Klarenbeek, Erna Einarsdóttir, Luc d’Hanis & Sofie Lachaert, Maison Martin Margiela, Marian Bantjes, Marije Vogelzang, Mieke Gerritzen, Minale–Maeda, Roelof Mulder, Stefan Sagmeister, Studio Makkink & Bey.
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April 14th - 18th, 2010
Location Via Alserio 22 Milan, 20159, Italy
All photographs by Stefanie Grätz (excluding the photos of the original lots, prior to revival by designer)
A wooden spoon with a mouth-watering coating, invented by eating designer Marije Vogelzang. It’s...... read more
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Designer: Mieke Gerritzen with text by Geert Lovink
Material: polyester safety vest + transfer print
Lot: #2914 (50 safety vests)
These vests warn the wearer of an environment increasingly...... read more
Designer: Minale - Maeda
Material: mirror + plastic, coloured film
Lot: #2859 (8 mirrors)
Glorify yourself and your surroundings by looking into this mirror....... read more
Designer: Roelof Mulder
Material: glass + jewels, transfer
Lot: #2768 (720 Cola glasses)
Special ornamentation and real piercings turn these three thirsty couples into jewels for drinking. Aren’t...... read more
Designer: Stefan Sagmeister
Material: wallet + gold imprint
Lot: #283 (448 wallets)
"Money (does not) make me happy"--a reminder that the joy of instant credit can turn to sorrow. ... read more
Designer: Studio Makkink & Bey
Material: handkerchiefs + digital print, thread, needle
Lot: #4217 (900 handkerchiefs)
900 handkerchiefs are ready to be embroidered with selected articles from 30 days...... read more
100 blue containers
Material: ceramic, metal or wood container + flock coating
Lot: #3294 (90 flower pots), #1593-90/97 (6 grey wooden trays), #PH09-378 (4 metal trays)
A special treatment to the items that were...... read more