I was just thinking that I haven’t done a designed based post for a while, and then I come across these amazing sculptures by Michael Johansson made from random flea market detritus. They appeal to me on so many levels: as a packrat, as an organiser, as a lover of used things and of course as a colour coordination fiend!
Here’s what the artist himself says:
I am fascinated by flea markets. Walking around to find doubles of seemingly unique, though often useless objects I have already purchased at another flea market, is not only an inquisitive activity for me but part of my working process. Despite the fact that I did not have any use for most of these objects in the first place, the unlikely ness of discovering them twice in two different places makes the desire for their possession irresistible. The unique and the unknown origin of the object increases my wish to own its double. The rules compelling me in selecting things at flea markets are also central to my art practise.