Initiated by Droog, UP is an investigative economic model that aims to increase the value of dead stock through re-design. An alternative to recycling and disposal, UP treats leftover goods as raw material for creative re-interpretation in order to bring leftovers back into circulation. Studio Jenske Dijkhuis was asked to brainstorm on a couple of materials and find new applications for these. For this process Alexander Mooi was asked to help and join in, assisting in both the design and execution phase.
Studio Jenske Dijkhuis chose to transform old trespa desktops into a garden fence, referring to the materials use in many building projects.
The typical urban material is now used to create a garden or balcony fence that creates a city skyline at night.
Click here for more information on the fence
In another design a lamp was created from an old airplane window to give the feeling of the ultraviolet light coming through as it would in a plane that floats in the air.
Bringing an extra window inside the living space of your home.
Click here for more information on the lamp
A bed made to measure that contains everything that is needed for a children’s bedroom:
Bed, closet, chair, bookcase, playground…
A place to play, rest, read, hide, stay and discover.
Photos by Anne Reinke
A bath made of leather. Something that moves along with your body in the water. Skin to skin.
Made from a tomato can as a small rocking chair for a dollhouse this design grew big years later as a full-size chair.
Designed and build for the Hub Amsterdam, a space that contains of several rooms in het Westerhuis where social entrepreneurs can rent a desk and hold there offices. This multi functional architectural object holds several functions. Firstly it is a stairway to a vide floor, but it also contains lockers and closet space, further more it functions as a tribune for people to sit on when lectures and film viewings are held in the building.
Detail of lockers:
Detail of closet spaces:
Dream of a Closet is an upscaled closet that one can sleep in. Based on an 17th century, Dutch ‘kuif-kast’ the shape is reinterpreted and enlarged to form an entire room.