Nils Hint, eating tools, goldplated iron
Nils Hint, eating tools, goldplated iron

Nils Hint, eating tools, goldplated iron
Nils Hint, object, iron
Nils Hint, brooch, iron


Nils Hint My new studio is located in a Soviet-era former train station, about 15 minutes from the city centre of Tallinn. The station is called Tallinn Väike, which means Tallinn Small. The name originates from the days when the standard gauge railway was built in the centre of Tallinn, leaving the narrow gauge railway redundant. Tallinn Väike was for the narrow gauge and therefore it was called ‘Small’. Each time I go to my studio I pass a small junkyard for iron and other metals. Often I step inside to have a look. The guys who work there know me already and I have special agreement if I want to buy something from them. But sometimes I just look around. Although everything there is junk, to me it represents a valuable cut-through of our material culture today. The things we throw away says something about what we have and what is important to us. I have been gathering all my materials from the piles of useless stuff lying around in this junkyard.