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Diederik Schneemann Constructs a Table from Flip-Flops Found Along Kenya’s Beaches

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 23, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In green furniture,Milan Furniture Fair,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Dutch designer Diederik Schneeman [1] recently added a new object to his wonderful collection called Flip Flop Story. [2] Crafted from used flip-flops washed ashore in Nairobi, Kenya, this unique new table brings new life to lost soles.

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Schneeman collects discolored, worn out, torn and tossed away flip-flops that he finds washed up along the beach. Together with a group of locals they clean them and recycle them into a new material with endless possibilities. The collection, which includes lamps and vases, now has a new member shaped as a table. The piece was unveiled last week during the Milan Furniture Fair. [3]

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Photos by Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann


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[1] Diederik Schneeman: http://www.studioschneemann.com/

[2] Flip Flop Story.: http://inhabitat.com/diederik-schneemanns-artpieces-made-of-flip-flops-burst-with-color-and-energy/

[3] Milan Furniture Fair.: http://inhabitat.com/we-searched-out-the-most-inventive-green-designs-at-ventura-lambrate-during-the-2013-salone-del-mobile/

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