dutch design studio wieke somers does not want to discard the many benefits of technological
innovation and its inherent mentality and the joy and will to create. instead she wants to make
a statement about the current state of affairs in design and our conviction that we need a new view
on what is necessary in the 21st century.
E fin qui possiamo essere d’accordo…
her project ‘consumer or conserve’ evaluates this notion of a second-life. she considers,
how human ashes can be reused by means of rapid prototyping or 3D printing, so that we may
afford someone a ‘second life’ as a rocking chair, vacuum cleaner, perhaps even a toaster?
would we become more attached to these objects if this was the case?
would our willingness to pay more for a product increase if it is made from human tissue or ashes?
Ashes to ashes…