Milan Furniture Fair 2010: Saved by Droog (Part II)
Image by Sergio Carratalá
We were very curious to see what the 14 designers, invited by Droog to save 5135 items from liquidation sales and other leftovers, came up with at the Milan Furniture Fair. So we hiked out to their temporarily exhibition space during the Salone and found a very droogish space, full of intriguing objects. Everything was for sale, and Droog published photos of the proud new owners on their web, like these happy guys below.
New owner of Mouth-watering Spoon and Glass Arrangement, Image by Droog
Glass Arrangement by Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen are 168 glass plates, 100 candy pots and 40 glass vases carefully arranged and glued together to create still life centrepieces ready to host your edibles.
Sad Hanky is just that, sad hankies, which show peaceful scenes where innocence is lost, such as flower fields showing the shadow of a child soldier. These screen-printed handkerchiefs are a project by Luc d'Hanis and Sofie Lachaert.
Images by Droog
And we love the Moustache Guard by Maison Martin Margiela. The original 19th century moustache guard invented by Englishman Harvey Adams inspired this cup addition. Check out Droog's web site fro bombs and more. Now, these projects probably won't save our environmental crisis but they do make us think about the use of everyday objects, and make us treasure what seem even the most boring objects at first. You might not agree on the limited edition designer prices but we fully embrace Droog's new design integrity:
Image by Droog
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