A series of artistic installations and furniture created from post-consumer waste commissioned by Tripôle, a Swiss regional waste manager. The company gave us a unique opportunity to freely use their material to engage in a new way with their users.
We explored different ways of meaningfully and playfully repurposing discarded materials, so that the public could rediscover the usefulness in these wasted objects. Seeing the accumulation between the scrap and obsolescence was emotionally moving. Creativity was blooming to try to elaborate the hidden life of these forgotten objects.
We curated a cabinet of curiosities with a selection of ‘lost treasures’. Placing a few objects in that manner allowed people to speculate about the history of those objects, viewing them with an archaeological questioning. The cabinet left room to continue to be filled by the workers, allowing them to be treasure hunters and helping others to see a hidden value in ordinary things.