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Maria Westerberg

Maria Westerberg

Bachelor

 

Year of birth: 1977

Place of birth: Gnesta

Contact: + 46 (0) 70 425 47 32
info (at) mariawesterberg.se
www.mariawesterberg.se

The underlying theme for most of my projects is to create new, unique forms and functions from existing objects with their own aesthetic expression and place them in another context. I am attracted to the idea of working with objects that already have a history and changing it.

In today’s consumer society, finding new possibilities for our old things and belongings is vital. Trying to recycle products we no longer want or use is important. In my degree project, I want to explore new methods for recycling objects made from different materials while retaining their original history and character. The notion of giving things a second chance is inspiring – an object made of something you used to own but wanted to throw away because it is broken, worn or out of date… a new object with an old soul.