When Ole Jensen became irritated at all the dust and clay that constantly lay about his workshop he bent down and swept the floor, holding a folded newspaper in one hand and sweeping the dust into the newspaper with the other.
A simple and straightforward movement that, together with the newspaper implement, created the basic idea for a new kind of dustpan. The dustpan is, in all its simplicity, constructed from a piece of flat plastic with an indentation created by a simple slit. It also has a hole, through which you can push the brush handle to hang the set on the wall.
The brush is made of specially-produced wood and Chinese pig bristles, with the long hairs bent around a rod and glued to a wedge in the wooden handle. In normal brushes the bristles are passed through the wood, but this old technique produces an extremely durable brush, as well as underlining the overall design impression.
Formland Prize 2002 (Denmark)
Materials: Beech, polypropylene and pig bristles
Dimensions: 32cm x 24cm