Finding the Beauty in Everyday Objects

Finding the Beauty in Everyday Objects

Colleen Quinn
Aug 31, 2010

Sometimes the most inspiring design comes from the ability to take an ordinary everyday object and transform it into something extraordinary. Many of the things we use everyday have an innate beauty separate and distinct from their undeniable utility — but so often that beauty is unrecognized. Interestingly, it is by transforming the purpose of some everyday objects that French/German designer David Olschewski reveals their inner beauty.

Though shovels and pitchforks are not standard fare in many of our homes, Olschewski elevates their spare lines into a graphic art piece that simultaneously serves a purpose. The Broomstool is another creative reimagination of an often neglected everyday object — if it wasn't for the name, would you have been able to identify it's original purpose?

Finally, this lamp made of humble clothespins would be at home in any home from modern industrial to country chic — a thing of beauty created from the simplest of laundry accessories. What everyday objects do you find inspirational? Have you ever repurposed something simple and been surprised by the beauty of the result?

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