A graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Sander Wassink is an artist and designer who spends a lot of time abroad. He develops projects in response to opportunities presented by the location, often incorporating mixed media and local craft.
Whether he is considering the potential of an abandoned building’s partly demolished facade or everyday detritus from our over-productive culture, Wassink explores the potential of the half-built or partially destroyed.
Featuring found TVs that are transformed into tables, each in under ten minutes, Liberation of Status – TV Tables is a rapidly improvised product made using readily available materials. The television screens show images of luxurious and expensive TVs that are either not possible to technically realise or are difficult to attain due to their extraordinarily high prices.
The result is a stark contrast between improvised constructions and the aesthetic of luxury goods. Intended to raise questions about what we find important and how we derive a sense of value, the TV Tables imply that one can own all of the tables in one improvised table.