Object Abuse

“We think better with objects…Thinking with your hands gets different results”
Russell Davies at the recent Its Nice That Future Content conference.

KK Outlet present Object Abuse as part of London Design Festival.

KK Outlet challenged a group of leading artists, designers and stylists to take an everyday object, remould, rebuild and repurpose it to create an entirely new item using as little additional materials as possible.

An umbrella transforms into a flat pack kite
For sale signs become a flat pack birdhouse
A lightbulb becomes a micro-greenhouse
A sofa becomes a Pantomime horse

The aim of the project is to create a collection of re-imagined objects which highlight not only how everyday items can be recycled into something new but also how we think differently when we work with our hands and how physical interaction creates new ideas over and above working through concepts on screen.

The full collection of transformed works will be show at KK Outlet throughout September as part of London Design Festival and the ICON Design Guide.

Each item will be for sale during the show with all proceeds being donated to the St Monica’s of Hackney Primary School Art Department.

Confirmed participants include:

Alexander Hulme
Alexander Taylor
Alex Turvey
All of Us
Anneke Jakobs Jeroen Wand
Antoine Peters
Bertrand Fevre
Chrissie Macdonald
Dominic Wilcox
Erik Steinbrecher
Felix de Pass and Ian McIntyre
Femke Agema
Gregoire Alexandre
Hudson Powell
Inventory Studio
Jiggery Pokery
Kelly Angood
Koen Taselaar
Martin Smith of Laikingland
Lernert and Sander
Matthew Tully
Max Lamb
Michael Marriott
Noma Bar
Peter Marigold
Sanderson Bob
Simin Bahushi
Stang Gubbels
Tom Hatfield
Vogue Fabrics
Wilfrid Wood
Yuri Suzuki


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