Sponsor // Sigurd Larsen and Michael Johansson’s Real Life Tetris

The latest video from The Avant/Garde Diaries features the Danish designer Sigurd Larsen and Swedish artist Michael Johansson discussing Legos, spatial logic, and how one man’s trash is another’s treasure.

“As an architect working with spaces, I’ve been very inspired how Michael Johansson works with three-dimensional objects and almost turns them two-dimensional,” Larsen says. The two had never met before, but found an instant connection while snooping around an old junk market in Berlin. Johansson is known for working with discarded objects, which he collects and methodically converts into sculptures that a particularly artistic hoarder might make. Sometimes the result is as small as a table, sometimes as big as a house.“Maybe you can call it real-life Tetris,” Johansson says.

Watch the video to learn more about their shared interest in design and their manipulation of everyday objects.