The Curated Object: In The Making

From The Curated Object.

Thonet GmbH, photo Mirko Krizanovic.

This exhibition, curated for the Design Museum by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, captures over twenty objects mid-manufacture, putting the aesthetic of the unfinished centre stage. Varying from the £2 coin to a cricket bat, a surprising range of objects have been chosen by British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the design studio Barber & Osgerby, to be exhibited in an unfinished state, celebrating the intriguing beauty of the production process.

The objects have been selected because they each have an unexpected quality about them in those moments, hours, or days before they assume their final, recognisable form. These points in the making process capture a peculiar and unconventional slice of time in the production of everyday objects such as tennis balls, banknotes, and even diamonds…

For the rest of this piece and more on In the Making click here and head to The Curated Object.


When: January 22–May 4, 2014
Where: Design Museum (London, England)
Twitter: @CuratedObject

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