‘Cheap Characters’ is a collection that consists of five interior objects as a reaction to our present-day society, which is furnished with quick and fleeting things. Due to mass production we live in a society in where there is an enormous amount of uniform and similar products that can easily be replaced. Our consumer mindset ensures that we make temporary and casual use of our products.
Where has the connection with our living environment gone to?
I have been looking for ways to transform cheap soulless items into valuable and distinctive objects. By using simple methods and craftmanship like weaving, cutting and sewing I am discovering the possibilities that they have to offer. For example, could a toilet plunger also function as a table leg or what can you make out of a swimming tube?
Cheap Characters’ shows how we can achieve more connection by approaching our everyday objects differently. I want to inspire the viewer by showing how an authentic living environment could look like and invite them to start making things themselves again.
Graduated at Maastricht Institute of Arts, Object Design