This is Thomas Danbo: Fantasy World of Sculptures and Installations Made from Found Objects and Plastics.

Thomas Dambo is an artist / designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with his crew Thomas makes beautiful and fun projects out of “trash” / recycled materials, which they find around the city dumpsters. By doing this he hopes to inspire people to have fun and think of trash as a resource.

Thomas and his crew have made everything from recycled furniture to upcycled office spaces, shops, and restaurants.

Thomas originates from Odense, Denmark. He has always loved building stuff and began at an early age to build treehouses, boxcars from old wood he found around his old neighborhood.

After High School Thomas began studying to become a carpenter, he though quickly became bored with the repetive work and looking for a more creative way he applied for Kolding school of designs and was accepted in 2005.

During his early years at the design school Thomas started to see great potential in all of the stuff that people threw out. He was especially intrigued by all the ply wood that was daily thrown away by constructing sites etc, and one day when he came across a giant container filled with this he got the idea for his first major street art project; “Happy City Birds”. Since then Thomas has build more than 3000 birdhouses and spread them in several cities all over the world.

After graduating Thomas got his own workshop in Copenhagen from where he started his business, while also pursuing his passion as a street artist. He is well known around the world for his large recycle sculptures and installations, his Happy City Birds project and the interactive pixel installation Happy Wall.

Thomas has made projects for a range of big and small organisations including Roskilde Festival, Visit Denmark, TEDx, Arla, Museo de arte de Puerto Rico, Shake Shack, Life is Beautiful, AON and Copenhagen Metro Company.

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Thomas and his teams create and paint birdhouses from recycled materials. The birdhouses can be used in a sculpture, placed around the local community or just given to the participants to bring home

Work Shops

Thomas and his crew have specialized themselves in organizing workshops in all sizes where they teach people to build from trash / recycled materials.

The workshops can involve anything from “learn to build a birdhouse” or “create your own christmas decorations” to being involved in building a big sculpture or art piece.

Thomas has made different workshops for anyone from school children to larger companies, always with recycling / upcycling in focus. If you would like to hire Thomas and his crew to do a workshop please contact him to get an offer.

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