A Flip-Flop Story

by Laurie Pressman

Love London based Dezeen blog and just picked up their new Dezeen Book of Ideas, which highlighted 116 of their most popular features from around the world.  One of my favorites was Rotterdam designer Diederik Schneemann and the objects he has created with used flip-flops that have washed up on the shores of Eastern Africa.  Called “A Flip-Flop Story”, the project involved working with UniquEco, a company that salvages discarded flip-flops and sands them back to reveal their original bright colors before melting down into new material and then sculpting into beautiful works of art.

Gathering washed-up flip-flopsDiederik SchneemannDiederik SchneemannDiederik SchneemannUniquEco Designs


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marian-Hayes/646727615 Marian Hayes

    Great! Beautiful!!!! I have a story called “the Flip-flop Chronicles of a Gym Shoe Creeper”- I have been in ‘flip-flops’ all my life—I love the repurposing!!!
    Yeye Lynvonne