Smurf Vase is a decorative piece made with hundreds of iconic figures from the past. It is part of the ‘Cherished’ collection, Diederik Schneemann’s latest project revolving around the concept of collecting.
In search of new interesting materials to work with, Schneemann stumbled upon some discarded collections. Such hidden collections, like matchboxes, pins, postcards or smurfs represent a different kind of value than expensive materials. Think love, effort, dedication, the evocation of an era, bringing up sentiments and early memories.
These collections used as a raw material turned out to be a much more inspiring for him to work with. Schneemann looks for a unique quality in collected items and showcases them in a number of entirely new design pieces; thus rendering a new reality, a new meaning.
Schneemann stays true to himself. His work is often about re-using items, altering their looks or their use to create a new concept and give a second life; thus evoking a new unexpected reality. His latest work is a logical continuation of his former projects like the Flip Flop Story, the 3D Printed Mash-ups and Rubdish.
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