Modern trash is a re-design of the old Danish beer crate. Wooden beer crates were discontinued in 1972 to be replaced by new plastic crates. Young hippies used the left over wooden crates to use as furniture. They were the juxtaposition to their parent generation's furniture and a new way of decorating. The crates could in fact be composed in several ways; as shelving, stools, tables, bedside tables.
Modern trash is the meeting between modernist furniture tradition and old beer crates. The modular function is maintained, but the expression is simplified, flirting with modernist thinking. The boxes are made of noble wood, making them stronger but also refering to Danish furniture design of the '60s to which the hippies distanced themselves.
Modern trash is a meeting between two generations.
Modern trash is part of Art with function – Design without.

Year/ 2011
Material/ Ash, Oak, Walnut or Beech
Product Size/ 34 x 36 x 50 cm

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