Diederick Kraaijeveld‘s art was one of the best things I saw in Milan this year at the Fuori Salone.
I was wandering around the Spazio Rossana Orlandi when my eyes were caught by two beautiful wooden sculptures on the wall representing New York water tanks. I discovered later, watching a cool video on Diederick Kraaijeveld‘s website that they were made by scrap wood from old water tanks.
The two pieces were hanging in one of my favourite corners of the Fuori Salone, as I mentioned before the Spazio Rossana Orlandi. I didn’t have the chance to meet the artist unfortunately so as soon as I sat down (a rare event during the Milan Design Week), I went online to discover more about him and his art.
Diederick Kraaijeveld, pictured in the piece below, travels all around the world to find the right pieces of scrap wood to make his realistic art.
He reproduces anything from people, to iconic objects, to cars in different sizes: some pieces are quite small, some bigger (the All Star for instance) but all equally detailed.
I fell in love with the two water tanks I saw in Milan, the light was laying elegantly on them enhancing the variety of shades and textures of the different wood (see my photo below).
You can see more of Diederick Kraaijeveld‘s pieces on Oudhout website.