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Diederik Schneemann Constructs a Table from Flip-Flops Found Along Kenya’s Beaches

The collection, which includes lamps and vases, now has a new member shaped as a table.

Story by Irene Vermeulen - Source: http://inhabitat.com
Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Dutch designer Diederik Schneeman recently added a new object to his wonderful collection called Flip Flop Story. Crafted from used flip-flops washed ashore in Nairobi, Kenya, this unique new table brings new life to lost soles.

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Schneeman collects discolored, worn out, torn and tossed away flip-flops that he finds washed up along the beach. Together with a group of locals they clean them and recycle them into a new material with endless possibilities. The collection, which includes lamps and vases, now has a new member shaped as a table. The piece was unveiled last week during the Milan Furniture Fair.

 

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

Photo © Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat and Diederik Schneemann

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