Future Nostalgia Experience by Victor Sonna
When he was little Victor Sonna played in the woods, picking up branches with which to build huts, or taking them home to build toys. Today Victor lives in Eindhoven, where abandoned bicycles are a part of the landscape, like the leaves on the sidewalk in the fall.
Every once in a while these bicycles disappear, seized by the local authorities that destroy them because they ruin the image of the city. It’s inevitable, just like the naked trees in November.
According to designer Victor Sonna, innovation begins when we face an inevitable situation. Transforming something that already exists in one context and shifting it into another.
The abandoned bicycles Victor Sonna salvages are like leaves raked in from the street and transformed into compost, to make the land fertile.
Now they’ve taken on new forms, unpredictable and intricate like the paths of someone crossing through a city without avoiding obstacles, but leaving error free rein. They’ve become tributes to great works of modern art, with all their human and beautiful complication.
Photos via victorsonna.com
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