“Izaza” is the Arabic translation for the word “Bottle”. This quirky but functional project began after reading and discussing the topic of necessity within societies and cultures. Some of the best remaking ideas come during times of thrift, high cost of living, shortage of resources and times of war and political unrest.
The concept behind the Izaza stool, adheres to appropriation as a form of necessity. Materials and tools are scarce, if not available at all. While necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, this project is an experimentation in design as a necessity. It will follow the Japanese trade of frugal living, Urawaza, where the pieces are presented as Do-It-Yourself projects for the community to make and use.
Wasteful Living Collection
The Wasteful Living collection is a collection of furniture that consists of both one-of-a-kind pieces, and prototypes produced for different types of mass-production. The collection demonstrates the difference between appropriation as an art form, a design aesthetic and philosophy, and means of necessity.
Wasteful Living, conceptually, is the art of resourceful living, where post-industrial objects represent the ethos of our current society. A society where the norm. is to buy and throw away, instead of a make-do and mend mentality, a wasteful society. Wasteful Living is where we begin to make-do with what we have and redesign for sustainability with a new approach on materials. Here most post-industrial objects are looked upon as raw material, for new functions. Wasteful Living does not only include objects, that are physical, but also subjects, that conceptually discuss other vital issues in our society.