The concept is simple, original, and inspiring. Based in the Netherlands, Nikola Nikolov, who trained as an architect, now gives new life to recycled materials and creates true works of art.
In his Studio-Re-Creation, founded in 2009, the artist transforms discarded objects into innovative art. For example, discarded washing machine drums become a full size warrior, an Eames chair is given new life as a unique lamp ideal for an architect’s office, pieces of old wooden children’s furniture make up an enormous hare drawn from Alice in Wonderland, or even these iconic 1960s Garden Egg Chairs are changed into a magnificent hanging sculpture. Leaving nothing to chance, the artist studies the origins of each object and invites the public to reflect on our way of life. At a time when recycling has become of fundamental value, his kind of art is much more than an aesthetic creation.
Nikola Nikolov’s masterpieces are either commissioned privately or as personal projects. Whether it is someone’s first car, family dining table or other mementos, why put them in storage or throw them away when they can be preserved and turned into contemporary works of art?
[Main photo via Studio-Re-Creation]