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Wallpaper and more: Studio ditte

Copy paste history

During the 2006 Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven the exhibition “Copypast History” was held in the MU. For this project, Studio Ditte selected a Dutch Design-icon and translated this “copypaste” into a new design.

Copypaste History is a design project building on the 2006 election of the best Dutch Design item of the 20th century. In the mean time however, we live in the 21st century and a new generation of designers directly or indirectly builds on the accomplishments of the 20th century. There is a lot of sampling, there are tongue-in-cheek copycats and serious followers. On this multi-faceted building on tradition, the Copypaste History exhibition is focused.

Studio Ditte selected Piet Hein Eek’s scrap wood cupboard as Dutch Design icon. This cupboard is interesting for Studio Ditte because of the use of scrap wood boards. Scrap wood: each board is unique and has its own history. Where does it come from? What was its function?

Studio Ditte copied the history and beauty of scrap wood to wallpaper.