Redefine Our Public Space is a collection of products that reshapes and redefines our public space. By hacking well-known objects I want to show what is possible with what already exists. Simply attaching a bell to a lamppost transforms it into a landmark. More or less the same idea inspired my design for a fireplace insert, attachable to Holland’s most widespread public trashcan. Thanks to this design dull and derelict places become hangouts of choice and to the same object, I designed an attachment that makes a fire post into a fountain. It’s my strong belief that in a time of economic hardship and individual isolation we should address ourselves to public space as a collectively owned domain and explore possible ways to use it to our joint benefit.

The term public space somehow suggests that urban environments are open to our free use. The reality is that public space is over-regulated. There is little room for free use, no room for play. A serious obstacle is zoning or urban planning with the attached discussions on what is permissible where and the ambition to regulate on this for the long run. To make public space free and alife again I propose temporary intervention making short term use of the plastic possibilities of specific places.


Fire Hydrant
Lamp Post
Stove Bin

Steel, chromed brass, aluminium
Ripstop nylon, 12v fan
Corten steel, stainless steel
Mild steel, rubber, timber, polyester

W 310 x D 240 H 860
W 1900 x D 1900 x H 1900
W 400 x D 520 x H 1200
W 1200 x D 150 x H 500


Photography by Florestan Korp