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Janne Schimmel

Department: Man and Communication

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

WHAT
Still lifes, but not as we know them: instead of careful arrangements, these pieces show everyday scenes that we usually ignore.

WHY
Would you label them as ‘art’ or ‘design’? By shifting focus from the curated and sublime to the ordinary and disregarded, Janne Schimmel questions the status of products: what happens when the context becomes the product?

HOW
The scenes come from casual snapshots of the designer’s life: a heap of branches in the park, a dead bird on the street, his tabletop after a day’s work. His 3D-scanner and printer allow him to reproduce them as hollow structures with a plastic ‘veneer of reality’. The lamp inside highlights the result: a tribute to the mundane.

QUOTE
We unconsciously create still lifes all day.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman