The only thing better than using hoover to clean up your home is using a hoover in the shape of a building! Dutch designer Frank Halmans designed a wonderful series of functional vacuum cleaners that literally suck up dirt and debris into the belly of a doll house. Called Hoover Buildings, the project was designed as a social critique of how our homes are more collectors of dirt than they are sanctuaries.
The Hoover Buildings by Frank Halmans come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but what they have in common is their actual connection to a vacuum cleaning mechanism. There are small handheld buildings wrapped around a mini vacuum and even a tall building that resembles an apartment complex with a hose protruding from one end of it.
Once attached to the cleaning pipe, the hoover buildings suck up dirt and debris, which lies amid the miniature doll house furnishings like clutter in a crowded home. There are desks and drawers lying open, all of which establish an oblique perspective of our own homes in miniature.
All images © Frank Halmans