David Steiner’s Manufactures a Dining Set with Unlikely Materials

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Sep 28, 2013 • References: davidsteiner and dornob
Artist David Steiner’s project is called ‘In House’ and consists of finding household objects to convert into other household objects. His inspiration is the washing machine because it’s a large object only used part of the week and only serves one function.

Steiner begins finding things within his home similar to the washing machine, melting and compressing them into something else to create a dining set. To make a cup, he repurposes a mixer into a pottery wheel, uses sugar paste as a clay and forms it with the wheel. For pinch pots he uses cork from a bristol board and shapes it with a blender, forming a lathe and uses wax crayon to color them. He creates pewter on the stove by melting old mantel trinkets, molds from cereal boxes and these become the cutlery and bottle opener.