Sóley Þráinsdóttir
Cleaning Strategies
Product Design

Cleaning Strategies is a playful investigation, using the design of cleaning products and tools to show the potential of undeveloped natural resources and industrial waste.

Cleanliness is considered desirable in our everyday life, and dirt and other elements are constantly removed from our surroundings. In that context, we can talk of a culture of cleanliness that creates numerous chemical cleaning agents and tools, and the importing of mass produced cleaning products made of water, plastics and matters of unknown origin.

On an industrial scale, various local raw materials are eliminated and ‘cleaned away’ without a critical assessment of their possible use. Cleaning Strategies explores the potential of using these wasted raw materials to create locally sustainable cleaning products and tools.