Our selection of cleaning design from the recent years. Designed as an experiments or durable functional products, all projects were made by young as well as more established European design studios. New creative attitudes in the context of conceptualism, materialism or new simplicity are evident in these objects of everyday work.
Danish designer has created his cleaning range for Normann Copenhagen in 2002. Four years before it he has designed the extremely long and thin broom, too. All the objects are characterized by very elegant lines and typical Jensen`s organic shapes.
Paris-based conceptual design group make products with the surrealist and dada twist. No exceptions we can see in the Clean series for the company Enkidoo which turns raw chestnut wood into refined objects. The brooms and other objects are made from the raw chestnut branches.
Founded by Robin Grasby and Marc Bell, The International Studio is one of the youngest players at the London design scene. Their modular cleaning objects Maintenance illustrate their basic functionalist style. Hexagonal section sticks push into corresponding silicone connectors allowing interchange between tool heads and extension of the handle. For the project they received one of the Wallpaper Design Award 2011.
James Shaw graduated last year with his project called Spinning. He has created series of three objects made using the process of metal spinning. One of them is also the duo of broom and dustpan. A spinning shape was cut in half and shaped producing two dustpans, a carefully placed hole creates a seat for the brush and allows the object to be stored hung on the wall.