This cupboard consist of more than 11.000 matchboxes from all over the world, stemming from personal collections that go back almost a 100 years. ‘Cherished’ is Diederik Schneemann’s latest project revolving around the concept of collecting. In search of new interesting materials to work with, Schneemann stumbled upon some old, discarded and unique collections cherished by people in the course of many years, often decades. Such hidden collections, like matchboxes, pins, postcards, smurfs or perfume bottles represent a different kind of value than expensive materials such as marble or bronze. Think love, effort, dedication, the evocation of an era, bringing up sentiments and early memories. These collections used as a raw material turned out to be a much more inspiring for him to work with. Schneemann looks for a unique quality in collected items and showcases them in anumber of entirely new design pieces, thus rendering a new reality, a new meaning.
Matchbox King Cupboard
Over 10.000 matchboxes from all over the world on wood
L 160 cm W 55 cm H 240 cm