Sam Walker
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Transformed Bin

Created for a course led by Leslie Van Duzer

This piece was created in response to an assignment to transform one everyday object into another. A cheap, mass-produced plastic wastebasket, a near-valueless commodity, is transformed into an ornamental serving tray. The original design of the wastebasket, though simple, had some minor ornamentation, specifically the scalloped corners; through this detail, the designer of the original object seemed to be trying to suggest the elegance of fine china, so in this model that suggestion is carried to its conclusion.