Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Packaging Lights by Anke Weiss............This Is Definately Something Tough!

Dutch Design Week: designer Anke Weiss has created a series of lights from used food and drink packaging. Weiss traces the patterns and text on the packaging with hundreds of pin-pricks, which allow the light to shine through.

The packaging lights show the transformation of a mass-product into a unique item. Through individual adaptation, the packaging of products like juice, cookies or soap gain a new purpose. The packaging (the purpose of which is to support the sale of its contents) becomes a product itself. It survives the point where it usually turns into garbage.

"For me making something equals thinking about something. I not only see my pieces as being functional but also as a medium for critical exploration and analysis – a visual form of communication." Weiss

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