They are everywhere. Water bottles, jugs of laundry detergent, cosmetics containers. Once they're empty, they go in the trash. We only pay attention to what's inside, not to the wrapping. Plastic containers are inconspicuous, yet well designed objects which, due to their variety of form, material and color, deserve a second look.
Up and coming artist Johanna Keimeyer took that second look. Her treasure hunt through trash led her across half of Europe, through Slovenia, Spain, France, England and Germany. Inspired by the aesthetics of these throw-away products, she managed to give trash a second life. In an elaborate artistic process, she brought to life her remarkable collection of "recycle lights".
Johanna's work was discovered during a Vitra Design Workshop led by Fernando and Humberto Campana (Brazil). It was there that Alexander von Vegesack asked her to create an exclusive light for his private collection. And Johanna Keimeyer created the chandelier "Treasure 2".
Her creative expression and craftsmanship was so convincing that Vegesack added "Treasure 2" to his well received exhibition "Adventure with Objects", open until July 6, 2008 at the Pinacoteca Agnelli in Turin, Italy.