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Designer Sander Wassink

“Bucket Spilling the Sky” Lamp

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It is a long honoured and recurring tradition of artistic practice to salvage and repurpose discarded and common use objects. For Sander Wassink it is an attempt to infuse value and appreciation for the humble and mundane things in life. The lamp Bucket Spilling the Sky developed out of a photographic project in which mirrors were cut to fit into daily, discarded objects. The objects were then photographed outside on sunny days, to look as if they had stolen a patch of sky. Later some of these objects were transformed into lights projecting drawings of the sky. By bringing the sky into a room we are letting in a tiny bit of the outside world, playing with the norms that regulate inside and outside, natural or artificial. A spilled bucket is a nuisance, a small accident that disrupts efficiency and order and perhaps by allowing irreverent objects in our home we become more accepting of a little wildness.

Sander Wassink, whose installation “Please Take Off Your Shoes” was presented at his spacious studio, discovered drawing as a liberating force. After experiencing some difficulties during projects, he turned to drawing to give him the freedom that would satisfy him and would also take off any pressure that he was feeling, bogged down by the practicalities of a design project. The work he showed consisted of some existing and new work brought to life by this newfound liberation. He has also started implementing this methodology in his interior design projects.

A cornerstone of the exhibition was a large carpet created from the leftover pieces sourced from Dutch company Desso Tarkett. He wanted the carpet to slow people down and take a moment to have a conversation or just be willing to embark on a new experience. This choice coincides with Wassink’s way of working with found materials, waste or leftover products, and by combining these, creating something new.

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80x40x40

Weight (kg)

8

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Production Year

2019

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Full dimensions (cm)

80x40x40

Weight (kg)

8

Material

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Production Year

2019

Color

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Sander Wassink
Sander Wassink is a Dutch artist and designer who encourages us to reconsider our ideas on beauty, aesthetic value and status. How can we reconsider what is important and what is desirable to include notions of history, memory and the preservation of a past which is slipping away. Amid new construction, new production, and constant proliferation of new forms and facades, Wassink turns his attention to the discarded, the abandoned, the left over and attempts to reimagine what can be done with the already partially formed. What new possibilities exist in the surfaces and materials that are half-built or half-destroyed. Whether his object is the partly demolished facade of an abandoned building, or the everyday detritus from our overproductive culture, Wassink asks what new forms and new visions of beauty already exist to be discovered and appreciated. His creative practice sees him heavily engaging in product deconstruction, harnessing the ‘raw material’ to develop objects with new meaning. Wassink's practice evolves organically, opposing the rigid construction of modern architecture, city planning and design. His work tends more towards the shifting, the ephemeral and the momentary. His process tries to take into account how our interactions in space and with objects have specific needs in specific moments. His design projects attempt to reflect the mutating shape of use, value and inhabitation, as it is evidence of human activity. These shifting constructions, which Wassink refers to as “self-perpetuating spaces” take their inspiration from organically developed communities and forms, appearing more rhizomatic in nature than firmly designed and are often considered to be disorganized or chaotic. These more reactively developed forms are meant to reflect the blurred boundaries between architecture and object, inside and outside, public and private.

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Eindhoven

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