The Combers Cabinet consisted of objects without a story, but which once represented an intrinsic value for someone. Next to the Cabinet we presented a wallpaper with empty lights where visitors could draw their own favorite object, no questions asked. This side project turned out to be such a success that the Zuiderzee Museum asked us to continue the lamps in the cabinet in the form of a lamp in which someone could place an object: the Zuiderzee lamp.
To celebrate the launch of the Zuiderzee lamp, the first five lamps were donated to designers with whom the museum has worked in the past, and they placed the following in the lamps:
- Maarten Baas: his children’s spoon (1978)
- Kiki van Eijk: two leaves, found during a walk (2010)
- Richard Hutten: Pikachu (1998)
- Studio Job: the ashes of their late cat ‘Woensel’ (1996 – 2010)
- RenS: inspiration wood (2012)
The Zuiderzeelamp is available for you to put your own precious object in, send a mail to email@example.com if you are interested.