IT’S NOT WHAT IT IS THAT COUNTS, IT’S WHAT YOU THINK IT IS
Johan Bruninx experiments with materials and techniques, mixing past and future to create the unexpected. Forgotten objects, rediscovered under layers of dust, are saved from their destiny to end up as waste. Old toys from the attic, a collection of rare bugs or second hand furniture are transformed to something meaningful and given back their right to longevity as a piece of art. Johan graduated in 2007 from the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL) and lives & works in Hasselt (B).
Fenix revisited: The resurrection made of waste that once was ment for the interiors of Ford (Genk) cars.
Even waste wood stapeling can be done design wise.
Bug lights for the flagship store of Lode Martens Jewelry.
Plakbanterie: Giving a second life to old furniture by covering it with layers of brown paper tape in a marqueterie way. With this project Johan won the interior design competition at the Kortrijk Design Fair in 2008.
MICACHU 2010: East meets West in a clash of mash. The project got selected for the Canvas Collection and was exibited in Bozar in Brussels in 2010.
HINGES 2011: Experimenting with what we want to hide for the eye. Hinges or screws now can keep it together and shine at the same time.
MADE WITH CHINA: There’s a way to recycle china. Giving new life to a Thonet chair or endearing p’tits lapins. The latter was exhibited at Paul Smith in London.
Once a fierceful Godzilla in a childs room, now a classy candle on a gourmet table.
Stitch on the lights: Lamps made out of waste wood whereas all is kept together with the electricity cable.