Dustpan & Broom

About

Functional & Aesthetic

Ole Jensen got the idea to design a dustpan from his everyday work in his workshop. He always used a newspaper in one hand and a broom in the other to sweep up the dust and dirt with. The idea for a dustpan which was both functional and aesthetic was inspired by the simplicity of the newspaper. 

This iconic product is an excellent example of Ole Jensen's minimalistic approach to making everyday life extraordinary through good design. 

Ole Jensen explains: “Ideas often appear from a problem and it is often a simple solution that is the answer to the problem. I see myself as a fertile minimalist - everything counts - neither more nor less”. 

The dustpan is in all its simplicity constructed from a piece of flat plastic. Created with a keen twist, the Dustpan & Broom allows you to clean with precision and style, complete with a small resting hole to perfectly set the brush in the dustpan or hang it on the wall. Perfect for those who like everything neat and tidy.

Awards: Formland Prisen 2002 

Design: Ole Jensen
Designer

Ole Jensen

Ole Jensen is educated from The Arts and Crafts College in Kolding and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Since 1985 Ole has taught at several design schools, exhibited his works in most of Europe, and co-founded and served as a member of several design associations and councils. He has won a number of famous design awards and been featured in several publications.

“Ideas and materials are closely related. The idea takes its form only when working with the material. I only trust a particular form when I have touched it with my fingers. I am able to communicate with the manufacturer as well as the end user through the particular object, and I see myself as a fertile minimalist. Everything counts. Neither more nor less! I aim at finding the uniqueness in the simple design and vice versa. Every single day brings new design challenges which I would like to take up”.

Design Awards:
Washing-up Bowl & Brush: Design Plus 2002, Formland Prisen 2002
Dustpan & Broom: Formland Prisen 2002

Ole Jensen