Brooms about parenthood and cleaning
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. – Peter De Vries
Polypropylene broom for a child, oak broom for an adult.
The shape when both brooms combined together reflects intimate relationship between parents and children. Flexibility of plastic tube enables the baby boom to bond to the oak broom so that two brooms can be united in one piece.
I intended to provide an language of parenthood to the brooms when they’re merged into one.
Polypropylene tube was bent with a hit gun, and solid oak dowel involved steam bending method.
Bent shape of each broom intended to change usual behaviour of cleaning to be more fun while holding it in different way also encourage both of parents and children to enjoy the act of cleaning together.
Therefore a sense of closeness between parents and children can be created and especially for children, cleaning would not be dull thing to do.
Traditional hand brush making process (done by blind people) was referred for the boom’s head.
Materials: American White Oak, Polypropylene and Horse Hair