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Saved by Droog – Roll-on Scent

By Roni Brunn | April 21, 2010 | News


Dutch design collective Droog launched a series of products made from 5,135 items purchased at bankruptcy liquidation sales.  Since the castoffs were bought in bulk, they could be turned into new products rather than crafty one-offs.  Droog invited 14 designers to use these leftovers as raw materials, and the resulting collection debuted at the Saved by Droog exhibition at Milan‘s Salone del Mobile last week.

Droog got

  • 1 water cooler
  • 1 dining table
  • 2 bar stools
  • 4 metal trays
  • 6 wooden trays
  • 8 mirrors
  • 10 small bowl sets
  • 11 cups
  • 14 dog baskets
  • 20 dish towels
  • 40 glass vases
  • 50 safety vests
  • 60 sets of cutlery
  • 80 folding chairs
  • 90 flower pots
  • 100 candy pots
  • 102 wooden spoons
  • 168 plates of glass
  • 200 saltshakers
  • 448 wallets
  • 500 matchboxes
  • 720 cola glasses
  • 2500 handkerchiefs

Handkerchiefs are basically pieces of fabric, so you can easily turn them anything.  You get a reverse challenge to transform them into something that would shoulder the weight of Droog’s name.  I’d pick something else; too hard.

My favorite: the saltshakers turned perfume bottles by Eric Klarenbeek.  The perfume comes in masculine and feminine scents and applies via roller ball.  Seems like a good size for perfume – not too big so the juice won’t go bad, not too small as to look like a sample.  I can see a big avant garde house like Margiela or Comme issuing perfume in bottles that look like diner salt and pepper shakers, and this project kinda makes alt perfume bottles look forced.

Get the Roll-on scent at Droog

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