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At the moment we have five nail artists from the Le gatte personal nail school in Milan applying their trade to a new purpose–they are intricately decorating 80 chairs revived by Marian Bantjes.
Various themes are emerging–a chair with leaves and ladybugs that is asking to be put in the garden, a chair with tiny pink paw prints for animal lovers, dotted flowers and sprinkled glitter…
“For us it is a new experience to paint on such a big space. We are used to painting on nails that are especially large for our compositions, but nothing at this scale and with this shape. In a way, it has inspired us to see nail art with a different perspective,” say teachers Patrizia and Angela.
Make sure to come by to see it happen live during our event.
What was your initial reaction when you read the brief?
“Loved the overall idea of the objects bought from bankrupt companies and said yes immediately.”
Could you tell us something about how you came to your proposal?
“I immediately picked the wallet. Because I am so tall myself, I like small things.
We had produced communication projects like magazine pages and a giant building wrapping with the same sentence before (Money does not make me happy). To transform a proper product utilizing it was just a natural extension. And the multiple folds of the wallet allowed for various readings of the sentence.”
“I covered the spoon with different layers of silicone in various textures. In this way it seems as if the spoons are covered with cake batter. I like the possibility of silicone to make a very textured surface and play with this idea. It gives the spoons a less slick appearance. Food itself is seldom slick.”