Recycled Flip Flops Become Design Objects [Pics]

Recycled Flip Flops Become Design Objects [Pics]

Designer Diederik Schneemann creates sustainable design objects out of lost and unwanted flip flops.

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 april 2011

Diederik Schneemann presents ‘A Flip Flop Story’, a collection of vases and lamps made from flip flops found washed up on the shores of Eastern Africa. The project was shown at Milan’s Ventura Lambrate last week. UniquEco, a company that salvages discarded flip flops, provided the materials for the objects. The old flips flops are sanded, melted down and transformed into handmade, colorful pieces of art. Included in the collection is a vase on wheels, a vase with a drawer in the front, a lampshade on wheels and a hanging light with a bulb inside.

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