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date: April 14th - 18th, 2010
location: Via Alserio 22, Milano
company: saved by droog.

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)


Video by Designguide.tv

Glass arrangement

Designer: Atelier Remy & Veenhui...... read more

Three stars bomb!

Designer: Atelier Ted Noten ...... read more

Fun-for-dogs trolley

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Onno, Ed, Ms. Teaspoon and the King of Gold

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Roll-on scent

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Knotted scarf

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Sad hanky

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XX chair

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Manicured chair

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Read before you eat table

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Mouth-watering spoon

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Beware of software vest

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Wannabe mirror

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Thirsty glasses

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Happy wallet

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Daily handkerchief

Designer: Studio Makkink & Bey ...... read more

100 blue containers

Material: ceramic, metal or wood container + flock coating ...... read more