Added value sculpture

Work by Rob van Avesaath
Rob Van Avesaath Balustrade 14 Web
Rob Van Avesaath Balustrade 6

Added value sculpture

When a designer takes a need and answers it with a three-dimensional object that exceeds a solely utilitarian purpose, adding wonderment and happiness to the lives of those who see it and use it, has the designer not actually entered the realms of architecture or sculpture?

Architecture always has some kind of relationship with our physical size. Some buildings are inviting and other intimidating. Nothing new here. A room’s decoration can sometimes affect our mood before we even realise it. Everyone knows that a painting or a sculpture can grab your attention.


But does interior design not play a more important role in our lives than we are willing to accept? People spend small fortunes on kitchens and cars. And kitchens and cars have a lot in common. The more expensive they are, the less they are actually used for the purpose for which they were created. Perhaps that is true of other things too. A diamond necklace or a wedding dress doesn’t get much use either and yet people spend their hard-earned cash on all these things. So why do we do this?

Buckets and Shops

Scarcity is something that jolts us into action. No one wants to be left short of what they need. The more people that confirm the value of a possession they do not have, the more valuable it becomes for the owner. Got to see places. Got to do things. Surely we are not born with a bucket list in one hand and a shopping list in the other.

Less Junk

If you had made what you need instead of impulse buying, based on price tags, you would certainly have less junk. You would have things that suited you better. Creating a happier place in which to live.

Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

Work in progress


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