We love it when designers create innovative projects from unusual materials, and that's exactly what Tinplate Girl has done. This father—daughter partnership transforms old tin-plated steel cans into inventive sculptural models and gadgets ranging from zeppelins to deck chairs and ray guns. Vintage cans and tins suddenly gain new life as toys, art pieces, and even musical instruments.
The creative team has made a wide array of artistic projects ranging from miniature steam boats to children’s pinwheels. Marc (aka ‘Tinplate Dad”) began working in this medium about 15 years ago, while his daughter (Tinplate Girl) used to weld steel furniture. Their blog demonstrates their commitment to innovative, whimsical tinplate design, and may fuel other artists’ imaginations as well.
Images courtesy of Tinplate girl